Spokesperson for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
The situation in zone of anti-terrorist operation remains difficult. Pro-Russian fighters continue to violate Minsk agreements. During attacks, terrorists mostly use mortars, small arms, sometimes – armoured vehicles. The number of attacks using cannon and rocket artillery decreases.
During the last day, 7 Ukrainian servicemen were injured. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
The largest number of attacks has been registered near the settlements of Debaltseve and Shchastya. The defenders of Donetsk airport have repelled terrorist attack; they continue to keep this strategic location.
The soldiers of the National Guard have repelled attack of Russian mercenaries trying to encircle the checkpoint near the settlement of Vuhlehirsk [Donetsk oblast].
Situation in Donetsk city. 3 killed civilian during the last day
From 06.30 pm October 9 until 03.30 am October 10 terrorists have been shelling one of residential disticts of Donetsk city. Shells have damaged 10 dwelling houses. Numerous damages of distribution pipelines have been registered.
During the last day terrorist shelling of Donetsk city killed 3 civilians, 5 got injured.
The video below displays Donetsk airport (one would better say what remains of Donetsk airport]. During months of fierce battles and shelling the airports has been almost destroyed. Despite difficult situation, Ukrainian servicemen continue to keep the location of strategic importance.
Source: National Security and Defense Council