ATO press center refuted the statement of the journalist from the ground, who said that as a result of militants’ attack against the government-controlled Myronivsky checkpoint near Debaltsevo, Donetsk region, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, two kidnapped, and one more seriously wounded.
Andriy Lysenko stated that two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded during the last day. As was reported this morning, one of them got blown up by a landmine near Krymske, Luhansk region. Militants plant the landmines near the approaches to the areas controlled by Ukraine. Locals, who follow the dirt roads or fields, often become victims of the explosive devices detonation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, 22 civilians, including 4 children, 7 women and 11 men were killed as a result of a landmine explosion. 62 people got injured, including 5 children, 24 women and 33 men.
Krymske village was the only hotspot of Luhansk region today. Several armed provocations took place here. ATO spokesman Andriy Lysenko stated that hostile snipers fired Ukrainian positions here.
As for Donetsk region, three attacks were carried out against government troops near Rozsadky and Luhanske. “Trying to take advantage of the landscape, the militants come close enough to our fortifications and go back after shooting short-term,” says Lysenko. In Mariinka militants shelled with small arms and grenade launchers Ukrainian troops. ATO soldiers near Hnutove and Chemarlyk also faced mortar fire.