Ukraine war updates: daily briefing as of February 20, 2016


February 19, 2016 | 13:35

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Ukraine war updates on February 20, 2016 by the Presidential Administration spokeman on ATO issues: EMPR highlights 


(1) Lugansk direction: situation was calm on this direction over the last day;


(2) Donetsk direction: combats continue, Russian forces occasionally used heavy arms; the hottest spots are Luhanske, Novgorodske, Avdyivka and Opytne;


(3) Mariupol direction: the situation remains around Maryinka and Krasnogoryvka; the enemy used armored vehicles, mortar launchers and twice sniper fire; Russian forces also fired near Hnutove with mortar launchers; ceasefire regime was violated 3 times in Shyrokyno;


(4) 3 Russian UAVs were spotted over the Mariupol direction during the last day;


(5) No lethal casualties among Ukrainian serviceman, but 4 WIA during combats near Avdyivka over the last 24 hours;



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