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In the mine “Butovka” drunk fighters shouted abusive slogans and threatened the soldiers of the APU – ATO headquarters

Provocation of the enemy, the Ukrainian military is perceived as his weakness

Photo: Press center of the ATO headquarters / Facebook

In the area of ATO do not stop attacks from the occupied Donetsk. On 13 January reported by the press center of staff ATO.

“Units of Russian occupation troops mostly firing with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. On separate sites of active enemy snipers that use the modern weapons of different caliber,” – said the press service.

It is noted that in the daytime the militants are mostly indiscriminate fire and dusk are stepping up attacks on Ukrainian positions.

“The day time the enemy uses to move their forces, to strengthen the position and the transport of ammunition. The positions of the occupants are very close, and the enemy sometimes tries to shout to our defence. Members of the Armed forces of Ukraine said that the militants are in a drunken state shouting various slogans abusive, threatening,” – said in the message.

The press service stressed that the defenders of the mine “Butovka” perceived provocation of the enemy as his weakness. APU does not open fire in response, but prepared for any situation.

Провокації ворога захисники шахти Бутівка сприймають як його слабкістьОбстріли зі сторони окупованого Донецька не прип…

Posted by Прес-центр штабу АТО on Saturday, January 13, 2018

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

00.00 23 December 2017 in the conflict zone was announced new year and Christmas truce. December 24, according to Ukrainian military, the militants violated the agreement and opened fire.

The parties have repeatedly declared a truce, but never managed to achieve full compliance.

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