Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of June 25, 2016

Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of June 25, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) The situation in the war zone became worse. Russian armed forces fulfilled 61 attacks upon Ukrainian troops positions over the last 24 hours, in particular: 9 times on Luhansk direction, 24 times on Donetsk direction and 28 times on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian forces opened fire in Popasna and Novozvanivka with small arms, machine guns and automatic grenade launchers as well as forbidden mortars; the enemy released 50 mines upon Ukrainian troops positions;
(3) Donetsk direction: Russian armed forces used small arms, large caliber machine guns and grenade launchers while shelling at Opytne, Verkhnyotoretske and Luhanske; while, Russian occupiers used in addition to the mentioned above types of weapons – 82-mm mortars in Zaytseve and Mayorsk; the enemy opened fire from 122-mm artillery upon Ukrainian positions near Pisky; to this end, Russian forced used APCs, grenade and mortar launchers against Ukrainian troops in at Avdiivka and Butovka mine; it worth mentioned, that Russian forces used cannon artillery in Avdiivka and released 130 mines and 26 shells against Ukrainian troops;
(4) Mariupol direction: the enemy opened fire at Maryinka, Shyrokino, Lebedynske and Starognativka with all types of small arms and grenade launchers; meantime, Russian occupiers shelled Kransnogorivka, Taramchuk, Talakivka, Vodyane and Chermalyk from forbidden by the Minsk agreements mortars; to this end, 10 times Russian forces opened fire form forbidden heavy weapons;
(5) Russian armed forces and their proxies have the following losses in the southeast Ukraine: 3 killed and 3 wounded; in addition, 26 bodies of Russian soldiers have been transported from Donetsk city hospital to the territory of Russian Federation;
(6)  No lethal casualties among Ukrainian serviceman, but 2 servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last day.


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