On the Donetsk direction the militants conducted massive attacks on VSU positions near the mine “Butovka”, – the press officer

На донецком направлении боевики вели массивные обстрелы позиции ВСУ вблизи шахты "Бутовка", - пресс-офицер

In the past days in a zone of carrying out anti-terrorist operation (ATO) militants conducted massive shelling of positions of Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the direction of Donetsk near the mine Butovka. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” reported the press officer of sector “Donetsk” Vladislav Voloshin.

“The situation at the Donetsk direction is quite complicated and tense. Over the past day the militants rather massive bombardment of the positions of our defenders near the mine Butovka. They fired 120-mm mortars, arrived almost 20 minutes, also fired 82-mm mortars, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms”, – he said.

In addition, according to Voloshin, remains fairly volatile situation and in areas of settlements Lugansk, Avdeevka and zaitsevo.

Along with this, says Voloshin, on the Donetsk direction the number of attacks has decreased. “The situation remains tense, but we can state the reduction of attacks. We attribute this to the fact that along the demarcation line in the hot spots, where militants fired day and night, the observers of the OSCE mission has installed surveillance cameras, and slightly decreased the number of attacks. And the militants are trying to show that they also want to adhere to the Minsk agreements”, – he added.

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As reported, within the last day militants fired 22 times the position of the Armed forces of Ukraine in the Donbas. According to the ATO headquarters, the enemy has stepped up reconnaissance. In particular, within the last day fixed for the several flights of enemy UAVs.