Spokesperson for Information and Analytic Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during press briefing in Kyiv.
Yesterday NSDC reported about decrease in intensity of attacks at positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces. However, despite expectations of regime of silence, yesterday during the day terrorists and Russian mercenaries continued shelling and attacks at positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation.
There was another attempt of assault at Donetsk airport. Terrorists shelled it with ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher systems, artillery and tanks.
Ukrainian servicemen fired in response and terrorists suffered losses. Currently Russian mercenaries don’t stop attacks.
At night terrorists carried out artillery shelling of the village of Olkhovatka in Donetsk oblast and the town of Popansa in Luhansk oblast. Such shelling cannot be justified by any military necessity. These are cynical attacks at civilians, which have resulted in death of 3 people.
The largest number of shellings has been registered near Debaltsevo and Starognativka [Donetks oblast] and Shchastya [Luhansk oblast].
Armed clashes beyond zone of anti-terrorist operation were not registered.
During the last day 5 Ukrainian militants died because of shelling.
Source: National Security and Defense Council