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Lysenko: Rebels and Russian military are in the highest state of combat readiness
No Ukrainian soldier died in the past 24 hours, but six were wounded, a spokesman for the National Security Council, Andriy Lysenko, reports.
According to him, terrorists have intensified shelling at positions of ATO forces; rebels and RF troops are in the highest state of combat readiness.
He also underlined that the tensest situation was in Lugansk region. Rebels fired four times upon Ukrainian strongholds near the settlement of Stanyza Luganska using artillery, mortars, small arms and grenade launchers.
A children’s nurse died as a result of shelling. Also, shells hit and completely destroyed a number of houses," Lysenko said.
Secretary General: NATO fighters took off 400 times on the alert for Russian provocations
NATO fighters took off more than 400 times because of actions of the Russian Air Force, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a visit to Estonia, as reported on the website of the alliance.
Over 4300 people killed since the beginning of the conflict, and around a thousand since the truce agreement was inked
Around 4317 people were killed, and 9921 others wounded in the ATO area from mid-April till October 18, the seventh report of the UN Office on human rights reads.
957 people - 838 men and 119 women - have been killed since the beginning of ceasefire.
According to the information provided by the State Emergency Management Administration and mentioned in the document, the number of internally displaced persons increased from 275,489 as of September 18 to 466,829 as of November 19.
Thousands of people are still missing; new unnamed graves are constantly found, and remains are exhumed for identifying.
NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COUNCIL: Firing into the OSCE mission was carried out by rebels as a provocation
The National Security and Defence Council sees firing at OSCE observers as a rebels' provocation, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing on Thursday.
"We have repeatedly warned that terrorists mark their equipment with the insignia of Ukrainian troops to carry out provocations", Lysenko said.
As you may know, a report of the OSCE monitoring mission dated November 19 says that its representatives got under fire close to the settlement of Maryinka, which was controlled by ATO forces.
Russia preparing the eighth "Putin's convoy"
The Russian Emergency Ministry is preparing the eighth "humanitarian convoy” for departure to Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Artamonov told TASS.
According to him, about 40% of cargo is fuel, petrol and diesel.
Ukraine has declared this convoy, as well as six previous ones to be illegal.
PRD insurgents establish courts of military justice with the right to sentence to be shot
The rebels of the self-proclaimed "People's Republic of Donetsk" have established courts of military justice which would reportedly have the right of the imposition as a duty of the death penalty, the press-centre of the “PRD Government and People's Council" announced on Thursday according to the "INTERFAX-Ukraine”.
6 servicemen wounded in the past 24 hours in Donbas
Rebels violated the truce agreement over 60 times in the 24 hours; 6 Ukrainian service members were wounded, the ATO press centre reported on the morning of November 20.
The most difficult situation is in Lugansk region.
The situation is especially tense at checkpoints, strongholds and roadblocks near the settlements of Chornukhine, Vuglegirsk, Popasna and Nikishyno. Rebels "repeatedly fire" at Ukrainian divisions there.