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Situation Update, east of Ukraine as of December 19, 2016
19.12.2016 | 10:14
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF UKRAINE

According to the press centre of the anti-terror operation (ATO) HQ, the enemy has violated the ceasefire for 24 times over the past 24 hours.

Militants shelled the ATO positions near Shyrokyne with 122 mm artillery, near Talakivka, Vodyane, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne with mortars, near Pavlopol with small arms. An enemys sniper targeted the Ukrainian positions near Marjinka. The enemy used tank armament near Shyrokyne.

Occupants fired mortars on the Ukrainian positions near Troitske, grenade launchers and heavy machineguns on Novooleksandrivka, small arms on Syze, Zhovte, and Stanytsia Luhanska.

The enemy used 122 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars near Luhanske and Avdiivka.

Near Svitlodarska Duha, about 6:00 a.m., December 18, the Russian occupational troops resumed attacks with use of mortars and artillery.

The Ukrainian party of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre requested the ceasefire. The fighting ended in the enemys failure. The enemy left Russian equipment.

According to available data, the enemys number of KIA is 25, the enemys number of WIA is 30.

Yesterday, occupants used 122 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars near Svitlodarska Duha damaging civil infrastructure facilities and power lines. Svitlodarsk and villages around it are without electricity. In the evening, three artillery shells exploded near school in Luhanske.

 

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