Ukraine Live Day 655: Ukrainian Positions Attacked 14 Times Over 24 Hours

December 4, 2015

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Ukrainian Positions Reportedly Attacked 14 Times Since Last Night

According to the Ukrainian government, their military positions have been assaulted 14 times since 6 PM last night by Russian-backed forces, mostly in the area around Donetsk.

Here is the map of today’s fighting:

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Andriy Lysenko, a spokesperson for the Presidential Administration on military issues, told the press that one Ukrainian soldier was killed and five more were wounded yesterday when their armored personnel carrier hit a mine yesterday, though he made no mention of new casualties. The Ukraine Crisis Media Center reports:

Most ceasefire violations over the last day were registered in the Donetsk sector, namely near the Donetsk airport, in Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky and on the Svitlodarsk salient. “Militant groups fired several shots from a machine gun and from grenade launchers of various types near Luhanske and Lozove yesterday. Four mines were fired from an 82-mm mortar upon our positions near Novhorodske,” said Colonel Andriy Lysenko, spokesman of Presidential Administration on ATO-related issues at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. One provocation was also registered in the Mariupol sector near Shyrokyne. At the same time combat actions were not conducted in Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and in the Luhansk sector.

James Miller