Since the beginning of the day the situation in the ATO area stabilized. Militants’ activity decreased significantly, - reported the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook.
In total since midnight on March 19 five sighting attacks on the Ukrainian troops’ positions were registered.
ATO HQ associates the reduction in militants’ activity with the presence of the special OSCE monitoring group, headed by Alexander Hug in the occupied territory. But, despite the presence of OSCE observers, Russian mercenaries fired on Ukrainian positions near Mayorsk and Mironovske three times using small arms and anti-aircraft.
In addition, 6 sighting attacks on ATO forces positions were recorded.
"At 8.00 and 11.00 with a 82 mm caliber mortars Russian terrorists fired on positions near Avdeevka and Novgorod, and later they shelled Mayorsk and Novgorod regions using machine guns and large-caliber grenade launchers ", - reported ATO HQ.