Kyiv, September 6, 2015. Total ceasefire still holds in the Luhansk and Mariupol sectors. Militants’ armed provocations were observed only in the Donetsk sector, mostly using light arms and grenade launchers. Ceasefire was violated three times near Zaitseve north of Horlivka.
Militants instigated several brief armed provocations in the vicinity of Donetsk airport, in particular near Avdiivka, Opytne and Pisky. Russia-backed militants sporadically use prohibited weapons. Insurgent fired at Ukrainian positions from a tank and 120mm mortars.
The Armed Forces incurred no losses in the past 24 hours, but five troops were injured.
Special tactical training exercises of the South operational command forces are in progress near Mykolayiv, at Shyrovyi Lan military training grounds. Having completed the training, the troops will return to Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Force rotation is taking place among Ukrainian troops and law enforcements. Troops from special armored infantry battalion came back to Dnipropetrovsk from the ATO zone. A composite police detachment which used to guard strategic location at Vuhlehirska combined heat and power plant returned to Cherkasy.
Ukraine’s Security Service found a cache near Artemivsk-Lysychansk road containing two anti-tank guided missiles, forty rocket projectiles as well as almost a hundred hand grenades, fifteen thousand cartridges of various calibers, grenade shells, propelling charges and TNT blocks.
Note: This text is a transcript of the official briefing of the spokesperson of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO-related issues. Uaposition can not change the wording and terms used by the spokesperson. We disagree with the used terms “Russian backed militants” and “Pro Russian terrorist” instead of “Russian troops” and “Russian terrorists”. However, this is official terminology of Ukrainian authorities because as of now Ukrainian authorities don’t recognize Russia as a Party to the Conflict in Ukraine and don’t severs diplomatic relations and economic cooperation.