No Casualties Reported Today at the Ukrainian Front But Two Bomb Scares in Kiev and Kramatorsk

November 5, 2016
Ukrainian soldiers examine craters in the village of Vinogradnoye near Mariupol, where 7 homes were damaged and gas and power supply were affected by shelling from Russia-backed militants. Photos by ATO

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No casualties were reported today at the front, but there were two bomb scares, in Kiev and Kramatorsk.

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No Casualties Reported Today at the Front But Two Bomb Scares in Kiev and Kramatorsk

Russia-backed militants attacked Ukrainian positions 23 times with grenade-launchers and a BMP, Unian reported, citing the ATO Facebook page.
Militants fired 9 times on Shirokino, Talakovka and near Krasnogorovka, Pavlopol and Novotroitskoye using grenade launchers, small arms and a BMP.
On the Donetsk lines, there were 11 violations of the “quiet regime” in Zaytsevo, where grenade-launchers and small arms were used; in Verkhnyetoretskoye, 82-mm mortar-launchers and mortars of other calibers were used as well as machine-guns, grenade-launchers, and a BMP in Luganskoye and Avdeyevka.
Militants fired from grenade-launchers, machine-guns and small arms near Novoaleksandrovka and Stanitsa Luganskaya, and used 82-mm and 120-mm mortars in Troitskoye.
Personnel and passengers were evacuated from the Kramatorsk rail station after an anonymous caller said the building had been mined, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citingĀ 
Police were investigating the area this eveningĀ an announcement from the National Police.
Police also detained a man who was not identified who had filed a false report about the mining of the administrative building in Svytosinsky District in Kiev, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing a police statement. No explosives were found after a search of the building; a package containing mobile phones was all that was discovered.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced that the two soldiers killed on the night of November 1-2 fell victim to a detonation of their own ammunition, Unian reported. The Ukrainian military is investigating the incident.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick