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Donetsk airport remains to be the chief goal of terrorists

October 9, 2014

President has established Committee on Intelligence

Donetsk airport remains to be the chief goal of terrorists

Spokesperson for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Advisor to the President Igor Smeshko a chairman of the Committee on Intelligence.  The main task of the Committee is to provide Armed Forces with accurate, verified intelligence information.

The President expects that the Committee would objectively represent positions of the state in the information war and make powerful steps that would ensure consolidation of nation, informative supply of the decisions, increased effectiveness of all Armed Forces defending sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.

The situation in the ATO zone: Donetsk airport is a chief goal of terrorists

Terrorists continue to violate the ceasefire. The largest number of attacks and shelling in registered in the area of Donetsk airport, near Debaltsevo and Shchastya.

The airport remains the chief goal of terrorists. During the last day they shelled it with mortars and small arms five times. Positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces near the settlement of Tonenke were shelled with ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher systems twice.

During the last day Ukrainian army lost one serviceman, 4 were wounded.

National Security and Defense Council didn’t register armed clashes beyond the area of anti-terrorist operation.

Source: National Security and Defense Council

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