Over the past day, Russia-backed militants have carried out 94 fire attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian military in the zone of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in the Donbas. As a result, five soldiers were killed and one injured, the ATO press centre said in a Facebook update on Monday, 6 February.
In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used 152-mm and 122-mm artillery to pound Berdyansk, Lebedynske and Talakivka. Troyitske, Krasnohorivka, Pavlopil, Maryinka, Vodyane, Hnutove and Shyrokyne were under mortar fire. Separatists fired grenade launchers and small arms on the ATO troops in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Lebedynske and Novotroyitske. Infantry fighting vehicles were used against Shyrokyne and Krasnohorivka. Enemy snipers were active in the areas of Hnutove and Pavlopil.
In the Luhansk sector, the combined separatist-occupation forces fired mortars on Katerynivka, Popasna and Novozvanivka, grenade launchers and small arms on Krymske, Novooleksandrivka and Troyitske. Krymske and Zhovte were under enemy sniper fire.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used tanks, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to launch repeat attacks on the ATO positions in the areas of Pisky, Avdiyivka, Kamyanka, Opytne, Novhorodske, Zalizne and Luhanske. An enemy sniper was active in the vicinity of Nevelske, while a militant infantry fighting vehicle pounded the village of Luhanske.
Earlier, US Vice-President Mike Pence said that that the fate of sanctions against Russia would depend on its behavior in the coming months.