Spokesperson for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
On the Election Day, the intensity of terrorist shelling of positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces remained on the same level it was on Saturday [about 20 shellings a day].
According to the data of NSDC, the activity of terrorists declined till the end of the week.
The situation at the checkpoint #32 in the area of settlement of Smile [Luhansk oblast] remains difficult but controlled. Yesterday there was a raid to unblock the checkpoint. Servicemen received drinking water, ammunition and food. Ukrainian militants continue to hold their positions.
During the raid one fighting demining vehicle of the ATO forces was destroyed. In addition, armed forces lost one armored personnel carrier which was fighting from the side of the checkpoint to support the breakthrough of unblock units. 2 members of the crew were killed.
Yesterday Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully repelled terrorist attack near the settlement of Novolaspa in Donetsk oblast. The attack began after 2 shellings of positions of Ukrainian servicemen with mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. The enemy suffered losses and retreated,
NSDC continues to register concentration of military equipment and manpower of the enemy in North-Western suburbs and districts of the city of Donetsk. Yesterday terrorists shelled positions of Ukrainian militants in the airport 3 times. They used grenade launchers and small arms. However, the enemy did not dare to attack for they had suffered substantial losses during the last time.
Fighters shelled 2 positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces [in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts] with ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher systems.
This morning at 08.15 there has begun shelling of positions of the forces of anti-terrorist operation in Mariupol direction. Terrorists used mortars and tans. Ukrainian servicemen successfully repelled the attack and hit one tank [the crew left the battlefield immediately].
During the last day Ukrainian servicemen registered flights of 3 reconnaissance drones [one in south of Donetsk oblast, 2 in Luhansk oblast].
Source: National Security and Defense Council