The servicemen noticed a group of militants afew kilometers away from the Ukrainian army position. The soldierstried to destroy the target using a gun of new Ukrainian APC (BTR)first. They fired a mortar later.
"We had eyes on the area where the militantswere likely to be. Then a militants' "box" (vehicle) appeared. Wewere sure because civilians have not moved there for a long time,about two or three weeks. Therefore we tried to defeat the "box"and stop the movement of militants," APC's crew chief Dmytrosaid.
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The markswere about four kilometers away.
Soldiersalso told that the separatists are firing at their checkpointalmost every day. They use snipers, mortars and grenadelaunchers.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced details of hispeace plan today. It includes closing of the border, ceasefire,disarmament and amnesty for those who have not committed seriouscrimes. Poroshenko also noted that Ukraine will temporarilyunilaterally cease fire in the east in order to allow the membersof illegal armed groups to lay down arms and Russian mercenaries toleave the country.