18.11.14 09:48

Five Ukrainian Soldiers Killed and Eight Injured in ATO Area Yesterday- ATO Press Center

The militants violated the conditions of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine 33 times during the day.

Vladyslav Selezniov wrote on his Facebook page citing ATO press center situation report as of 7:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Censor.NET informs.

"The terrorists actively used BM-21 Grad MLRSes last night for shelling of our positions near Triokhizbenka, Sokilnyky, and the Luhansk thermal power plant near the village of Shchastia," the report reads.

According to the press center, the defenders of the Donetsk airport got under mortar shelling and small arms fire. Moreover, the terrorists were conducting long time artillery shelling of the new terminal of the airport completely destroying this building.

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"The situation on Debaltseve direction remains difficult. The militants shelled our detachments near Orlovo-Ivanivka and Kamyshevakha at night. The cooperation of the artillery units, the ATO forces detachments, and the military personnel serving at the checkpoints allows to effectively resist the threats that the terrorists are trying to implement in the Donbas. The militants' fire points are suppressed with return fire," the headquarters noted.

However, the ATO press center reported about five Ukrainian soldiers killed and eight military received injuries of varying severity for the past 24 hours due to shelling, explosions of trip wires and land mines: "The bandits are actively using the tactics of mining the areas endangering civilians in the region as well."

"The situation in the south of the ATO area is controlled by the Ukrainian detachments," the statement reads.

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