Hostilities flare up in ATO area

Militants broke ceasefire 35 times along the entire line of disengagement over the last 24 hours.

12 January 2016 10:59

The villages of Peski, Opytnoye, Avdeyevka and Verhnetoretskoye (located slighty northward) came under rifle, grenade launcher and large caliber machine gun fire. The miltants fired hand-held grenade launchers on positions held by Ukrainian troops in the village of Mar’yinka.  A sniper was spotted shooting at Ukrainian troops near the villages of Krasnogorovka and Staromikhailovka, reports the ATO press service as of 6 a.m. on January 12, 2016.

The separatists used small arms, grenade launchers and large caliber machine guns to get Ukrainian troops to return fire near the villages of Novogorodskoye, Zaytsevo and Mayorsk located north to the town of Gorlovka.

The militants fired large caliber machine guns near the village of Svetlodarsk and shot sniper rifles in the vicinity of Luganskoye village.

There was a skirmish near the village of Semigor’ye following which our troops pushed the attackers back.

Late at night on January 11, the militants fired grenade launchers and 120 mm mortars, weapons banned under the Minsk agreements, on positions of Ukrainian troops near the village of Krymskoye.