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that have happened in Ukraine today
Rebels attacked ATO forces more than 50 times; the airport in Donetsk was stormed at least twice
"The insurgents tried to take the airport "Donetsk” by storm; fighting was detected near the settlements of Nikishyno and Popasna. All of the terrorists' attacks were successfully repulsed", Tymchuk adds.
Tymchuk: There are about 3 thousand Russian military in Donbas; new materiel has been delivered to Donetsk
"An arrival of supplying convoys consisting of 30 trucks has been detected near the settlement of Dokuchayevsk," he adds.
First trucks with German aid have set off for Ukraine
The first column of trucks carrying Germany's aid for Ukrainian citizens has set off for Ukraine on Monday, the State Emergency Management Administration reports.
It will be recalled that German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Germany's intent to provide humanitarian aid for domestically displaced people during her meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the end of August this year.
Therefore, more than 110 trucks with humanitarian aid (winter clothing, household appliances) are due to arrive at some point in October; apart from that, another 100 trucks carrying technical equipment to build three transit points for short-term stay of people who are temporarily displaced from ATO areas are expected later this month.
146 National Guard soldiers still held in captivity by rebels
Almost one and a half hundred of Ukrainian National Guard soldiers are still held in captivity, and are reluctantly released by rebels, First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian National Guard General-Lieutenant Oleksandr Kryvenko said at a press conference on Monday, as reported by "Ukrinform".
"As for today, 146 National Guard service members are held in captivity. Seven soldiers were released last week", Kryvenko stated.
According to him the captives are in contact; all of them have been identified, although there are many still missing.
1 soldier killed, and 13 wounded in the past 24 hours
One soldier was killed in the past 24 hours of the anti-terrorist operation, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council information centre (NSDC) Andriy Lysenko reported at a briefing.
Ukrainian military did not retreat from their positions taken earlier this month in the past 24 hours.
Lysenko stressed that it was still quiet near Mariupol at that time, but enemy was reconnoitring very actively.
"There were no attacks on the city detected yesterday", Lysenko said.
Kidnapped Crimean Tatar was found dead in Evpatoriya
Asanov, a Crimean Tatar who was kidnapped in the annexed Crimea on September 29, was found dead in Evpatoriya, "Krym. Realiyi" reports He disappeared on September 29.
National Leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev told European MPs in the session hall of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe about 18 representatives of the Crimea Tatar people who had disappeared without a trace since the Crimea had been occupied by Russia. According to Dzhemilev, the Crimean Tatar citizens are subjected to harsh pressure from the occupying authorities; many Tatars have been arrested without legal justification. The PACE has also said that the Crimean Tatars are in a difficult situation in the occupied Crimea these days.