Since the beginning of the day, October 12, Russian-backed militants have fired at the Ukrainian Army positions in Donbas six times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. It is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
From 120 mm mortars, they fired at the positions of the Ukrainian military near Vodyane; from anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers, they attacked positions near Pyshchevyk, Novohnativka and Shyrokine.
No casualties were reported in the ranks of Ukrainian military as a result of enemy shelling.
As we reported, more than a half of Ukrainians (56%) do not support granting and consolidation of the special status of Donbas in the Constitution of Ukraine.
This is evidenced by a survey conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center.
The majority of respondents (56%) oppose the granting and consolidation of the "special status" of individual territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the Constitution of Ukraine. Only 26% support it.
In addition, the assessment of the situation in Donbas shows that 40% of respondents believe that there is a war between Ukraine and Russia in Donbas, another 20% say that there is a separatist rebellion supported by Russia, 15% agree that there is a civil war in the east of Ukraine, 7% - there is a war between Russia and the USA, and 7% - there is a fight for independence of Donetsk and Luhansk People's republics.
Regarding the political future of the Occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, 56% of Ukrainian citizens would like their return to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, under the same conditions as before, 13.5% - to return these territories under the control of Ukraine but gain more independence from Kyiv, 10% - for these territories to form autonomy within Ukraine, 3% - for these territories to separate from Ukraine and become independent states, 3% - for these territories to separate from Ukraine and become part of the Russian Federation.