Kyiv, September 19, 2015. Military situation in the ATO area was quiet over the previous day. The only incident of cease-fire violation was recorded in the Donetsk sector: yesterday evening, militants opened fire from grenade launchers against Ukrainian positions near the Svitlodarsk water reservoir.
During the last day, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, another one was injured. Soldiers were blown up by a tripwire mine during dispatching a mission near Bolotene village in the Luhansk region. Mainly mines and tripwire mines, which are hidden by militants all over the Ukrainian land, today pose the largest danger to our troops.
SBU employees detained an artillery controller of illegal “DPR” armed formation. This militants` accomplice gathered and transmitted data on the movement of personnel and equipment, as well as data on locations of Ukrainian armed units, to members of illegal armed formations in eastern Ukraine.
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.