On January 16, Russian armed groups violated the ceasefire 12 times. The enemies fired from the Minsk-prohibited artillery systems of caliber 152 mm and 122 mm, mortars of caliber 120 mm and 82 mm, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms. In addition, there was sniper activity, As a result of this actions , one Ukrainian soldier died. This was reported by the JOF press headquarters on Facebook.
The enemies attacked the defenders three times from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms near the village of Novotroitskoi , which is in the area of responsibility of the “Vostok” operational-tactical group.
The enemy made nine shellings in areas:
Near Maisky from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms.
Area Mironovsky – from an easel anti-tank grenade launcher – 7 shots;
Near Luhansk – from an easel anti-tank grenade launcher – 3 shots and a heavy machine gun.
Area of the settlement Novozvanovka – from a sniper rifle.
Two times near Orekhovo – from artillery systems of caliber 152 mm – 8 shells and 122 mm – 10 shells, mortars of 120 mm caliber – 9 minutes and 82 mm mortars – 15 minutes, as well as automatic easel grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Near Zaitsevo – with automatic easel grenade launchers and other small arms.
Yesterday, January 16, as a result of enemy shelling, one member of the Joint Forces died.