This was stated at a traditional daily briefing of the ATO speaker Colonel Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC Information and Analysis Center.
According to him, except for small arms, terrorists also use tanks and artillery against the positions of the ATO forces. The Ukrainian military does not answer to provocations, but in case of a direct threat to the lives of our soldiers, the terrorists receive an adequate response. Thus, near Hranytne and Starohnativka of the Donetsk region the Ukrainian military successfully repelled an enemy attack.
In addition, the militants continue to deploy troops and military equipment from Russia to the territory of Ukraine. There has been a recorded movement of Russian contract servicemen disguised as the so-called local militia. In addition, according to the intelligence, a movement of militants dressed in new Ukrainian uniforms has been observed near Telmanovo. This may indicate that preparation of provocations.
The most unstable situation remains at the Donetsk, Luhansk and Mariupol directions.
During the day, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed and one was wounded.