This was stated at a briefing of the ATO speaker Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports.
The militants commit chaotic and unsuccessful attempts to provoke the ATO forces.
Yesterday, a patrol of Azov regiment discovered a terrorist sabotage and reconnaissance group in the north-east of Mariupol. The militants opened fire on the Ukrainian military. Our military returned fire after which the terrorists fled.
The Command of the National Guard of Ukraine denies the information spread by several media about a National Guard General being gravely wounded in Mariupol yesterday. General K received a head injury while performing official duties in sector M. The General is currently under doctor's supervision. After an operation by neurosurgeons in Dnipropetrovsk regional hospital his condition remains serious but stable with positive dynamics. The investigation regarding the circumstances of the accident is ongoing.
The Ukrainian border guards are bravely serving at the Ukrainian-Russian border and the demarcation line, preventing any provocation attempts by the militants.
Last night, a Ukrainian border guard detail spotted movement of an unknown man, who tried to circumvent Heorhiivka checkpoint (Luhansk region.). After an attempt to detain him, the latter opened fire and fled. The search for the assailant continues.
At the same checkpoint, the border guards detained a citizen who attempted to cross the demarcation line by detouring around the checkpoint. During the inspection of the vehicle the border guards discovered two grenades, two Makarov handguns, a silencer, navigation system, a mobile phone and SIM cards.
Yesterday the border guards recorded three instances of drone use for aerial reconnaissance: near Berdianske, Sartana (Donetsk region) and Triokhizbenka (Luhansk region).