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 ATO commanders arrived in Novolaspa on behalf of Poroshenko: situation is under Ukrainian soldiers’ full control, - Presidential Administration

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko, and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in connection with deterioration of the situation at the contact line.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the head of state.

The statement reads: "The Russian-terrorist troops have increased the number of artillery strikes in recent days. The truce was violated 127 times Aug. 9. About 200 militants with support of tanks stormed the Ukrainian troops' positions near the village of Novolaspa in the Donetsk region at 3:27 a.m. Aug. 10. The Chief of General Staff reported to the president that the Ukrainian troops have given a fitting rebuff to the enemy. All the attacks have been repulsed. The Ukrainian troops recaptured the commanding points. The enemy suffered considerable losses.

Read more: Seven Ukrainian soldiers wounded during seizure of enemy's key heigh grounds near Starohnativka, - Defense Ministry

"The ATO generalship has arrived to the place of the clash on behalf of the president. The Ukrainian military fully control the situation.

"The president of Ukraine has instructed to inform the Joint Center for Coordination and Control of cease-fire (JCCC) and OSCE on all violations of the armistice by the militants as well as to invite the OSCE mission to observe the situation in order to prevent attacks in the future.

"The Ukrainian party connects the attempt to storm the Ukrainian positions at night as well as the increase in number of attacks by the militants with yesterday's provocative actions committed against the OSCE SMM observers in Donetsk so that they fail to perform their functions," the Presidential Administration added.

Read more: Four Ukrainian soldiers killed in Novolaspa engagement, six wounded, - "Right Sector"

 
 
 
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