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Events in Ukraine on 31 October 2014.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

Russian actor Porechenkov fired at Ukrainian soldiers at the Donetsk airport

Mikhail Porechenkov, a famous Russian actor, has visited a number of positions of Russian terrorists at the Donetsk airport.

He fired at positions of Ukrainian soldiers at the airport and expressed strong support for the insurgents, Novorossia TV reported.

"Mikhail had a delightful chat with gunmen expressing his support for them. Porechenkov also welcomed a rebels' offer to try an Utyos heavy machine gun, and a minute later people around him could watch the alleged footage from a film with Mikhail. The famous actor agreed for a photo session with pro-Russian separatists near the ruins of the airport before finally saying goodbye to them," the report reads.

45 rebels' shell strikes; positions near the town of Schastya are a trouble spot

Rebels conducted 45 attacks in the past 24 hours, the most difficult situation was near the town of Schastya, Lugansk region, the ATO press centre reported on the morning of 31 October.

Positions of ATO forces were under fire at night near the settlements of Nikishyno, Olkhovatka and Mykolayivka, which are situated not far from Mariupol;  BM-21 Grad systems fired upon the outskirts of Debaltseve.

"The situation in the Donetsk airport is under control of ATO forces. Insurgents carried out three attacks on the divisions defending this strategic point. Rebels' fire positions were neutralized", the press centre said.

According to the ATO headquarters, the most difficult situation is near the town of Schasya "Pro-Russian gunmen fired upon ATO participants who defend the town and a strategic point - Lugansk TEC - using mortars, tanks and artillery systems overnight".

According to the “Information Resistance" group, the most troubled spots were the airport in Donetsk and the settlements of  Avdiivka, Schastya, Chernukhine, Pisky, Nikishyno and Debaltseve,  Dmytro Tymchuk says.

In total, 40 attacks were registered in the past 24 hours.

One serviceman died in the ATO area; a wounded soldier was released from captivity

1 soldier died and 4 others were wounded in the past 24 hours in the ATO area, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Andriy Lysenko said at a meeting.

In addition, one service member was wounded, he said.

Russian 'aid convoy' arrives in Donetsk and another column is on its way to Luhansk

A column send by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered so-called "humanitarian aid" to Donetsk and Lugansk - with 50 trucks entering each of the two cities, TASS news agency reports.

"The Russian humanitarian convoy consisting of app.  a hundred vehicles was previously divided into two columns. Fifty trucks were brought to each of the cities - food and building materials – carrying in total about 500 tonnes," the statement reads.


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