Lysenko said the militants attempted to move the front line to the East

Russian-backed militants in the Donbas are trying to move the front line, Ukrainian troops had to open fire in response.

This was during the briefing said the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Colonel Andrei Lysenko.

According to him, Donetsk Gorlovka direction around the perimeter of militants on the morning of 30 June violated the silence regime in Verhnetoretskom, and in the evening made three attacks on Ukrainian positions in Zaitseve. During each of them used armored vehicles.

In the front section of the heater – Avdeevka – position “mine Butovka” the Heater is nearly two hours of continued bombardment.

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“Toward evening the situation escalated: the enemy intensified mortar fire and introduced tanks. Enemy shelling continued until late in the evening, Ukrainian troops opened fire in response. The aggressive actions of the occupiers indicate that the enemy tried to move the front line to the East, but these attempts have traditionally failed,” – said Lysenko.

On the arc Svetlodarsk fighting unfolded in the evening. “The enemy used small arms, mortars and armored vehicles, and the fire was coming from two different directions. It was released 25 minutes”, – said the speaker.

We will remind, earlier the speaker of the press center of staff ATO Anton myronovych said that in the “gray area” near the settlement Kamenka of the Ukrainian military managed to repulse the attack of militantswho tried to take a new position.