19:10 Nov. 12, 2016
Ukrainian troops forced to fight back militant attacks, and Russia reportedly sends more tanks to Donbas
Russia-backed militants violate the truce along the whole front line in Donbas, Ukrainian troops return fire at the major positions, Defense Ministry spokesman on ATO issues Col. Andriy Lysenko reported today. By his data, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two more wounded due to Russian proxies' attacks during last 24 hours. The militants' attacks were reported along the whole front line.
According to him, the situation was tense again in Popasna district of the Luhansk sector. The militants used light arms during the day, while mortars and heavy artillery were used after sunset.
Moreover, the militants used grenade launchers, light armour, artillery in this region, so "the disengagement is impossible near Stanytsia Luhanska at the moment".
"It was reported that three militants' attacks in the Donetsk sector. The militants used mortars and heavy weapons at Svitlodarsk arch and Avdiivka. About 50 shells hit the ATO forces' positions in the Donetsk region," Lysenko informed. Around 80 shells hit the Ukrainian positions in the Mariupol sector. Militants commenced 21 fire raid here, 7 of which included usage of heavy weapons.
Russia, declaring ‘it's not involved in Donbas war', sends more deadly weapon to its troops, ‘which are not there.'
"Another delivery of military equipment arrived from the territory of the Russian Federation. Two tanks were transported to Krasnodon, while seven cars of fuel were delivered to Rovenky. Ten tanks and two 2S1 Gvozdika self propelled howitzers headed towards Torez. This equipment was repaired in the Russian Federation," Lysenko said referring to Military Intelligence data.