Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of June 12, 2016

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Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of June 12, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) Number of Russian armed forces attacks in southeast Ukrainesed over the last day, the enemy opened fire in total 49 times upon Ukrainian troops positions, in particular: 6 times on Luhansk direction, 19 times on Donetsk direction and  24 times on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian armed forces concentrated their shelling around the village of Novooleksandryvka with small arms, grenade launchers and sniper fire; one more Russian attack reported in Novozvanivka;
(3) Donetsk direction: Russian forces actively used mortars and cannon artillery, violating Minsk agreements;  in total, the enemy released 576 (!) mortar mines and 226 (!) artillery shells upon Ukrainian troops positions; the hottest spots remain in Avdiivka industrial area, Horlivka and the village of Luhanske; besides of heavy weaponry, Russian armed forces opened fire from APCs, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, large caliber machine guns and small arms; as a result of Russian shelling at Avdiivka a child was wounded;
(4) Mariupol direction: combats continue near Maryinka and Krasnogorivka, where Russian armed forces used forbidden 82-mm and 120-mm mortar launchers as well as grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms; in addition, the enemy opened fire from Dokuchaevsk upon Ukrainian armed forces positions in Berezove and Novotroyitske; in total, Russian forces released 82 mortar mines upon Ukrainian troops positions; Russian forces also shelled from large caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms upon Ukrainian positions in Taramchuk and Vodyane; Russian APCs's fire reported at the village of Granitne;
(5) Russian forces' losses in the war zone for the last day are as follows: 5 killed and 12 wounded (in the area of Maryinka and Horlivka);
(6) Russia supplies its armed forces and proxies in southeast Ukraine with arms, in particular: 70 military trucks with ammunition crosses the border (Izvarybe) into Ukraine toward the town of Krasnodon;
(7) No killed in action, but 12 Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last 24 hours - officials from the ATO press center report;
ATTENTION! Firefights between Russian and Ukrainian forces in Butovka mine after midnight resulted up to 6 deaths among Ukrainian soldiers of the Right sector (4 killed) and Aidar (2 killed) battalions and up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen (Right sector, Aidar, Kyiv-1, National guards etc) were wounded, many sources report; unfortunately, official Ministry of Defence representatives as well as ATO spokesmen deny this information; wait for details, in upcoming briefings on June 13, 2016


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