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National Security and Defense Council:Militants shot at ATO forces in Donetsk sector


Kyiv, September 14, 2015. Complete ceasefire holds in Mariupol sector. At the same time scouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine found and removed the militants’ minefield near Hnutovo. According to military, the minefield was emplaced by professionals, because it combined both anti-tank and antipersonnel mines. 14 mines of different types were defused, the rest were destroyed by special means.

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In Luhansk sector militants started fire from grenade launchers twice. It happened near Schastya and Sokilnyky located northwest of the occupied Slovyanoserbsk.

It was rather unquiet in Donetsk sector at Svitlodarsk arc yesterday. A shootout between militants and ATO forces lasted about 1 hour on the Ukrainian front lines in Luhanske. Some more armed provocations of militants were recorded on the same defense lines – in Lozove and Luhanske in the evening. The members of the illegal armed groups started fire from small arms once near Zaitseve, which is north of Horlivka. However, yesterday it was calm southward – in Dzerzhinsk, near Yasynovata, Avdiivka and near Donetsk airport. A sniper fired Ukrainian positions in Maryinka yesterday.

Over the last 24 hours, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two were wounded due to hostilities. Besides, one soldier is missing.

Ukrainian police detained a millitants’ collaborator. They found out that from September 2014 to June 2015 the detainee had served in the so-called “LPR police” as head of the temporary detention center in the occupied Luhansk. Later, he left the ranks of illegal armed groups and tried to leave for Severodonetsk, but he was detained at a checkpoint in Zaitseve.

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.

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Infotmation-Analytics Center of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine - official source Anti Terrorist Operation information.
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