August 11, 2014
26 armed conflicts with terrorists during the last 24 hours
This and the following news were reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
In total during the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 26 armed conflicts with terrorists in the areas of number of settlements on Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Yesterday as result of shellings with ‘Grad’ volley fire systems the village of Stepanivka was completely destroyed. More than 1000 civilian live there.
There’s an ongoing shelling of positions of the ATO forces from territory of Russian Federation and attempts of Russian mercenaries to enter Ukrainian territory illegally under fire shield. During the last 24 hours 5 checkpoint of Ukrainian state border service were shelled (including from Russian territory).
Terrorists don’t stop ignoring all international norms and rules of war. Thus during the evacuation of wounded from one of checkpoints the ambulance vehicle got under mortar shelling and was destroyed.
After mortar shelling of checkpoints near villages of Makarove and Pisky [Luhansk oblast] terrorists tried to attack Ukrainian paratroopers. Terrorists’ attack was repelled and they suffered great losses.
There continues daily violation of Ukrainian airspace by Russian drones in Kherson oblast from the side of Crimean peninsula. During the last 24 hours Ukrainian airspace was violated 5 times.