Escalation continues: militants carry out provocative fire on Ukrainian positions
20:34, 11 November 2015

Escalation continues: militants carry out provocative fire on Ukrainian positions

Risks and threats towards Ukraine's security, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence remain extremely high, the President of Ukraine noted

20:34, 11 November 2015

Stanislav Krasilnikov/ TASS

ATO press center reported about continuation of conflict escalation proved by militants’ shellings. For today they fired upon Opytne, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Pisky and Novgorodske settlements.

"On November 11 in the area of ​​the ATO terrorists continued escalation of the conflict. From 9:20 am militants carried out provocative fire on our positions with grenade launchers, high-caliber machine guns and small arms. Four times was fired Opytne, three times- Avdiiivka, twice – Maryinka, Pisky and Novgorodske. Upon the latter settlement Russian-terrorist mercenaries led aimed fire,” said in a statement.

Noteworthy that at the demarcation line in the ATO area, from 5 to 11 November, Ukrainian border guards have recorded flight of three militants’ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

It was reported earlier that over the past day Russian-backed militants 21 times violated the peace and quiet order in Donbas, the Ukrainian military on several occasions had to open fire in response.

Reportedly, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that situation in Donbas remain the tendency towards escalation, the press service of the President reported.

"These attempts to disrupt the Minsk agreements - not just by provoking the Ukrainian military with sabotage, not just by shelling our territory with weapons, which a long time had to be removed, not just by detaining the OSCE Special Monitoring mission from the places of observation as well as from the places of military equipment withdrawal, and non-admission to the uncontrolled by Ukraine the area of ​​the Russian-Ukrainian border – illustrate the fact that the risks and threats to national security, sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine remain extremely high,” Poroshenko said.

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