Last day in the ATO area was not completely calm. From midnight till 06:00 pm there no violations of truce were recorded, but in later evening Ukrainian positions in Artemivsk direction got under fire, ATO Staff press center reports.
According to the press center, at 06:00pm and 07:00 pm with sniper fire, small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, militants hit upon Ukrainian Armed Forces strongholds in Maiorsk, Donetsk region. Also, almost at 07:00 pm militants fired upon Ukrainian positions in Zaitseve settlement, Donetsk region. And at 06:55 pm, 09:40 pm and 10:30 pm Russian-backed militants shelled with small arms upon ATO strongholds in Lozove settlement of Donetsk region. In addition, at about 11:00 pm, the militants fired Ukrainian military positions in Luhanske village.
Also, at 10:30 pm combatants used grenade launcher in Luhansk direction near Sokilnyky settlement.
Militants continue provocative actions in conflict zone, ATO Staff notes. “Around 06:00 pm militants carried out intensive fire with small arms fire near the demarcation line in the direction of the Zaitseve village. And at 06:40 pm militants` automatic grenade was working in the area of the village Luhanske. 30 grenades discharged by militants fell in 300 meters from the Ukrainian positions”.
Despite the cynical pursuit of Russian-backed militants to draw ATO forces in active armed conflict, the Ukrainian military did not open fire in response.
In general, over the past day militants 9 times violated the ceasefire regime. For today, September 23rd, in the ATO area an application of weaponry so far was not recorded.