Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of June 20, 2016

Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of June 20, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) Russian armed forces opened fire 31 times upon Ukrainian troops positions in the war zone in southeast Ukraine during the last 24 hours, in particular: 6 times on Luhansk direction, 14 times on Donetsk direction and 11 times on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian forces used grenade launchers of different caliber during firing at Ukrainian positions near Novooleksandrivka and Popasna as well as – mortars near Novozvanivka;
(3) Donetsk direction: Russian armed forces continue attacks with forbidden 82-mm mortars against Ukrainian forces positions near Butovka mine; the enemy used 120-mm mortars fire while shelling at Ukrainian positions near Zaytseve and Avdiivka; Russian forces opened fire from small arms, machine guns and grenade launchers upon Ukrainian  positions near Mayorsk and Luhanske;
(4) Mariupol direction: the hottest spot remains in Krasnogorivka, where the enemy opened fire from forbidden by the Minsk agreements 82-mm, 120-mm mortars, tanks, 152-mm artillery and released in total more than 150 mines and artillery shells at Ukrainian troops positions; Russian armed forces  fulfilled a series of shelling from automatic grenade launchers at Ukrainian troops positions near Maryinka, and from small arms – at Hnutove, Talakivka and Shyrokino;
(5)  1Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action and 2 more servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last 24 hours.


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