Yesterday the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a working trip to Zhytomyr region. Within the framework of his visit the PresidentofUkraine supervised the course of military exercises in Zhytomyr training area, examined the army winterization and visited Zhytomyr armor repair plant.
The President emphasized that Ukraine learned to defend itself. “Now we are able to fight, defend ourselves and do our best to stop the enemy. This is exactly what permitted us to establish ceasefire mode. We need peace and we will ensure it”, – emphasized the head of the state.
The President expressed his special gratitude to volunteers who are rendering aid to the army. A corresponding committee has been created in order to improve coordination between volunteers, the Armed Forces, the National Guard and the border-security forces.
Situationin the ATO zone
Within last 24 hours militants outshot residential quarters of several populated localities using artillery. These were residential quarters in Donetsk in Kuybyshevskyi and Petrovskyidistricts and Nikishyne village in Shakhtarskyi district of Donetsk region. Bombardments with “Grad” multiple launch rocker systems have been recorded nearby Lysychansk.
Positions of our troops were outshot nearby Debaltseve town, Nevelske and Tonenke villages in Donetsk region and Myrna Dolyna settlement in Luhansk region.
Terrorists outshot a platoon locality nearby Shchastya town in Luhansk region using mortar launchers and tanks.
Within last 24 hours in Donetsk airport our troops defeated terrorists’ assaults which followed the bombardments using artillery, tanks and small weapons two times. All these assaults were defeated with the enemy incurring considerable loss.
Yesterday nearby Mariupol terrorists outshot cutters task force which put out to the place in the sea where a Ukrainian cutter sank on August 31 as a result of a fire attack. The border guards wanted to overlook the tragedy site once again and continue the search of the missing navy sailors. Nevertheless, at 1:40 the enemy outshot Ukrainian border guards from Shyrokyne populated locality area at a distance of approximately 5.5km using mine launchers. Cutter crews reacted promptly and withdrew the cutter to the safe distance.
There were no military clashes on the border with Russia beyond ATO zone. There were no facts of Ukrainian aerial domain infringement or air recoinnassance recorded.
2 Ukrainian servicemen died and 6 were wounded within last 24 hours.
Situation in inhabited localities of the conflict zone
About 225 thousand pensioners were unable to receive over 3 billion hryvnias of pension payments as a result of terrorists’ activity in Donetsk region.
In schools and higher educational establishments of Donetsk region terrorists are forcing up teaching in Russian language only.
Russian militants calling themselves Don kazaks seized Saint Trinity Cathedral of Kyiv Patriarchate in Luhansk, banished the priests and announced the cathedral conversion into a hostel.
Due to the fortification constructed by terrorists an intercity telephone cable was damages, which resulted telephone service being out of order in 5 populated localities and inhabitants of 12 towns being unable to connect to the Internet. A PJSC “Ukrtelekom” repair team managed to clear this damage.
The Ministry for economic cooperation and development of Germany sent freight with humanitarian aid for Donbas to Ukraine.
The minister of economic cooperation Gerd Muller informed that the freight would contain mobile homes, field kitchens, radiators, electrical power generators, fuel tanks and water reservoirs, winter clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and hygienic kits. Total value of goods reaches 12 million dollars. The freight is to arrive to the Polish-Ukrainian border in the morning of October 07. The minister emphasized that it was a “signal of sympathy” and that the people of Ukraine can rely on Germany as the dependable partner.