Weekly update on the situation in the operation area of the JFO from 28 October to 03 November 2019 (Video)

2019-11-04 14:47:00 | ID: 53717

Welcome to the Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Here is the weekly update of the situation in the operations area of the Joint Forces from 28 October to 03 November 2019.

1. During the last week, the situation in the operation area of the JFO was tense. The number of ceasefire violations were higher in the area of responsibility of the Task Force “North” (Luhansk direction). The Russian Occupation troops continued to use 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, which are forbidden by the Minsk agreements. Moreover, the enemy used small arms, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, Infantry Fighting Vehicles and other infantry weapons.

Over the past week, from 28 October to 03 November 2019, Ukrainian defenders’ positions fell under provocative fire by the Russian Occupation troops for 101 times. Thus:

On October 28, the enemy used 82 mm mortars to shell the JFO positions near Hnutove settlement.

On October 30, the Russian Occupation troops fired 8 120 mm and 13 82 mm mines against the JFO positions near Novotoshkivske, Orihove and Zaitseve settlements.

What is more, on October 31, the enemy has also used 82mm mortars near Krymske and Novotoshkivske settlements.

Over the course of November 01 and 02, in violation of the Minsk agreements, the Russian Occupation troops have shelled the JFO positions near Starohnativka and Novohryhorivka using 120 mm mortars.

The situation in the operation area is under full control of the Joint Forces.

Our servicemen opened fire in response to suppress enemy activity using infantry weapons and by strictly adhering to the Minsk agreements.

2. As the result of the Russian armed aggression, 4 servicemen from the JFO were WIA and 1 got combat trauma. They were all transferred to the military medical facilities.

3. And now to the information from the Defense Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

According to the information from the Defense Intelligence Directorate, Command of the Russian Occupation troops are going to intensify activity of snipers along the front line to provoke the JFO forces to open fire in response and decrease morale of the JFO personnel. Thus, the enemy’s snipers will be allowed to open fire without previous commands including in the grey zone area.

During the withdrawal of forces process, the Russian Occupation authorities have announced the conduct of the joint exercises involving both occupation administrations and units of the Russian Occupation troops and other illegal armed formations. Control over the exercise is conducted by the representatives of the Southern Military district of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

What is more, the Command of the Russian Occupation troops is continuing to enhance occupation forces on the frontline with tanks and 122 mm artillery systems under the cover of the conduct of the joint exercise.

This is all information for now. Glory to Ukraine!

Captain Mykhailo Sharavara