Kyiv, October 12, 2015. Yesterday militants conducted another provocation at the delimitation line. In the evening militant group members opened fire from small arms near Ukrainian positions on the outskirts of Shyrokyne. It was calm in other parts of the frontline yesterday. Ukrainian troops incurred no casualties over the last day, there were also no wounded in action.
12 year-old-boy tripped over a mine on the outskirts of Hranitne village, Donetsk region. He was taken to the central hospital of Volnovakha with limb injuries. Ukrainian doctors are currently doing their best to restore his health.
Ukraine’s Security Service detained a militant who was hiding in Zaporizhia region. As reported, he participated in the Kherson “anti-Maidan” movement, then enlisted in “Semenivsky battalion” militant group and was taking part in combat actions against the Ukrainian troops as an armored personnel carrier (APC) commander.
Ukrainian law enforcement staff discovered a weapons cache in Syrotyne, Luhansk region. Ten antitank grenade launchers, three Kalashnikov rifles, machine guns and a large number of mines and ammunition rounds were seized.
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.