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NSDC reports decrease in intensity of shelling since the yesterday’s announcement of regime of artillery silence [ATO map]

October 22, 2014

President Poroshenko awarded 172 Ukrainian servicemen. NSDC underlines urgent necessity for more OSCE observers

NSDC reports decrease in intensity of shelling since the yesterday’s announcement of regime of artillery silence [ATO map]


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

Yesterday President petro Poroshenko had telephone conversation with President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. During the conversation they emphasized the necessity to provide ceasefire and regime of artillery silence.

According to NSDC, after the announcement of regime of artillery silence the intensity of shelling has significantly reduced.

Fortunately, during the last day Ukrainian Armed Forces did not suffer losses. 5 servicemen were wounded.

According to NSDC, terrorists continue to violate the ceasefire regime in some areas. In particular, the most intensive activity is registered in the area of Avdiivka, Donetsk airport and Debaltseve. Yesterday Russian-terrorist Armed Forces made 2 attempts to attack Donetsk airport. Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled the attacks. Their positions were shelled 4 times [see map above for further information about shelling and armed clashes].

Awards for Ukrainian servicemen

President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to award 172 servicemen and law enforcement officers for their personal courage and heroism displayed when fighting in the area of anti-terrorist operation.

Necessity for expanding of OSCE presence at Ukrainian-Russian border

NSDC reports that during the last day it has not registered armed clashes at Ukrainian-Russian border. One fact of aerial reconnaissance has been registered. The drone was flying along the administrative border with temporarily occupied Crimea.

Meanwhile, according to intelligence, there continues supply of manpower, weapons and ammunition from Russia through the border areas controlled by terrorists.

In this regard, Ukraine insists on expansion of OSCE presence throughout the length of Ukrainian-Russian border at the checkpoints that are not currently controlled by Ukrainian authorities.

Ukraine welcomes the fact of sending of two drones for the special needs of the OSCE monitoring mission in Donetsk oblast after delay of 3 months. Until the end of October the number of OSCE observers in zone of anti-terrorist operation will be increased to 150.

Source: National Security and Defense Council

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