The situation in the East of the country (map ATO) as of 12:00 April 24, 2018, according to the NSDC of Ukraine.
In the past day situation in the area ATO has not undergone significant changes. Russian occupation forces continued shelling our defensive positions, in particular, the enemy used the Minsk agreements prohibited the 120-mm mortars, reports Rus.Media.
In General, all 44 of the enemy’s attacks, recorded on the contact line, defined as the sighting. With the aim of preserving life and health of personnel, members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 23% were forced to open fire in response, applying exclusively sanctioned by the arrangements of weapons.
In the area of Novohryhorivka, as a result of blasting at the NPP three injured members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The condition of two of them is assessed as severe, one as satisfactory.
Also, during enemy shelling, injured two of our defenders. Their health status is estimated as average weight.
Recorded 10 attacks with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. The enemy four times opened fire on our defensive positions in the area of Trinity, three – in the area of Novoaleksandrovka and once in the settlements Novozvanivka, novoselivka and Popasnaya.
In the area of the Trinity, the enemy used mortars of caliber of 120 mm. In the direction of the Ukrainian military released 24 mines.
Under fire from 82-mm mortars were our strong points in the area of Popasnaya, Trinity and thrice – near Novoaleksandrovka.
Recorded 34 enemy attacks. The most active opponent showed near Avdeevka, Water and Gotovogo.
Thus, in the area of the settlement Water, the enemy fired from mortars of caliber of 120 mm. In the direction of our troops, the enemy fired 12 min of this caliber.
Under fire from 82-mm mortars were our defenders in the area Lebedinsky and Butovka.
From small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various types and infantry fighting vehicles were fired at our strong points in areas of settlements Avdiivka, Verkhneolonetski, Water, Gnutova, Kamenka, Krasnogorovka, Marinka, Lebedinskoye, Newelska, Palopoli, Shevik, Talakovka and the mine Butovka.
Current situation today, April 24
From midnight as at nine o’clock in the morning the enemy made 13 the impact of attacks on our strongholds.
One of these attacks happened at the Lugansk direction, the remaining 12 in Donetsk. Basically, the enemy used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
However, our positions in the area of Water was fired from mnemeth caliber 120. In the direction of our military released a 10 min.
Information of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine
The command of the Russian occupying forces is preparing a series of provocations to discredit Ukrainian authorities on the eve of the format change operation to stabilize the situation in the East of Ukraine.
For this, the enemy has significantly enhanced the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and training of artillery units from the formations and units of the so-called ” 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Lugansk) AK.
In particular, the complex preparations for the units of Russian occupation troops are held at the sites located in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions and on the territory of the Russian Federation.
According to reports, the preparation of artillery units of the 2nd AK is on the ground in lutuginsky region of Luhansk region, under the leadership of Russian officers sent from other parts of the southern military district of the armed forces. At the same time, in the territory of the Rostov region organized a series of accelerated courses to improve the skills of Junior officers in the Russian occupation troops. It’s the commanders of the tank units, heads of radio stations and the like.