Militants launched six attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day


Russian-backed militants launched six attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas in last day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

“The enemy violated the ceasefire in ATO area six times over the past day. As a result of the enemy shelling, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded,” the statement reads.

Despite the agreements reached in Minsk on the New Year truce, Russian-backed troops continued to violate the ceasefire and launched attacks on the Armed Forces of Ukraine, using prohibited mortars and artillery.

In Donetsk direction, militants shelled Ukrainian strongholds outside Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) and Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol), using 82 mm mortars and infantry weapons. Russian terrorist groups also launched attacks on ATO troops near Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk) and Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), using small arms, grenade launchers, light infantry weapons and large-caliber machine guns.

 In other key areas, the ceasefire violations were not recorded.