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United States hand over 10 armoured "Hammers" to Ukraine
10 armoured vehicles are arriving in Ukraine on Wednesday as US security assistance for the Ukrainian Army, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Colonel Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing.
"President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will take part in an official ceremony marking the arrival of military vehicles, after which the equipment will be handed over to Ukrainian military," he said.
In total, 230 American armoured cars are due to come to Ukraine according to the Colonel.
Militants attack Troitske, Shyrokine, and Pisky, and carry out aerial reconnaissance
Donbas rebels continue their provocative attacks on ATO forces and have yet again intensified air observation, the ATO press centre reported on the morning of March 25.
Russian and terrorist forces breached the ceasefire 10 times on the night of 24 to 25 March: they carried out 6 attacks on Ukrainian positions in the period from 8.00 p.m. to midnight, and 4 more strikes in the period between midnight and 5 o'clock in the morning.
In the Donetsk direction, rebels shelled army positions near the Dutovka mine and the village of Pisky with 120-mm mortars at 9.35 p.m. In addition, the settlement of Opytne was attacked with machine-guns and grenade launchers.
In the Artemivsk direction, insurgents carried out two attacks on Troitske from the side of Stakhanov with 120-millimetre mortars at 3.20 a.m.
The village of Shyrokine situated near Mariupol has been under rebel attack for two weeks now. Rebels shelled the village with 120-mm mortars in the period between midnight and 4.20 a.m. last night.
The ATO Headquarters additionally drew attention to the fact that rebels were intensifying aerial reconnaissance, as Ukrainian air defence forces reported about 7 UAVs in the past 24 hours, 5 of which spied near Mariupol.
Moskal: Insurgents intensify shelling in Lugansk region
Rebels' aggression against the government-held territory of Lugansk region is escalating,
Governor of the Lugansk Regional State Administration Gennadiy Moskal reported on his official page on Wednesday.
Rebels periodically fired at army positions situated in Stara and Nova Kondrashivka districts of Stanyzia Luganska with submachine guns and machine-guns.
Numerous armed clashes occurred between national law-enforcement units and so-called "Cossacks" lying in ambush near Sokolnyky on the outskirts of Krymske on Tuesday evening and overnight. The suburbs of Troitske, Popasna district, and strongholds of Ukrainian military situated nearby were shelled with mortars.
In addition, blasts resulting from the detonation of artillery shells and mines could be heard on the Bakhmutka highway near the 29-th roadblock. No civilians were killed or wounded, infrastructure and residential houses were not hit, the regional state administration said.
No information on casualties among Ukrainian servicemen was received.
IRG: Militants attempt attacks on Mayorske and try to advance near Sokolnyky
Militants carried out a number of unsuccessful attacks on the village of Mayorske in the Artemivsk direction, and tried to get closer to ATO positions near Sokolnyky in the Lugansk direction.
Also, rebels made attempts to scout near river crossings across the river Siversky Donets, the organizer of the Information Resistance Group, Dmitry Tymchuk posted in Facebook on March 25.
According to him, the most intense enemy fire occurred at the Prymorske direction.
"Militants and Russian mercenaries used 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers to fire at army positions near Shyrokine, Staromarivka, Novosellivka, and Mykolayivka. Positions of Ukrainian troops near Pisky, Granitne, and Avdiivka also came under rebel fire," Tymchuk wrote.
In addition, he noted that a rebel group consisting of up to two platoons supported by three armoured vehicles attacked forward positions of Ukrainian military near Mayorske in the Artemivsk direction. "As a result, Ukrainian troops repelled the rebel attack, and forced them back to the kick-off line."
Separatists make efforts to subordinate unruly factions; convoys keep coming from the Russian Federation
Militants continue to improve fighting efficiency of their forces, and have almost completed the process of incorporation of different illegal armed formations into their so-called "armed forces", the head of the Information Resistance Group, Dmytro Tymchuk, posted in Facebook on March 25.
According to the IRG, the efforts of rebel commanders are focused now on several activities: consolidating the organizational and staff structure, making up deficiency in manpower and military equipment, setting up a subordination vertical line, improving rebels' fighting skills, building up material and technical resources for further operations.
"3 supply convoys were spotted coming from the Russian Federation in the past 24 hours. In total, the columns consisted of 48 vehicles," Tymchuk wrote.
Lysenko: No service member shot to death, but 4 soldiers wounded in the ATO area in the past 24 hours
No losses among Ukrainian military were reported in the ATO area in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing.
He also said that militants had carried out a number of provocations almost along the whole demarcation line from the Azov Sea to the Bakhmutka highway.
"The situation at the Donetsk airport is traditionally tense: About half of all cases of violation of the armistice were recorded there. In particular, our checkpoint near Avdiyivka was fired upon with tanks. No artillery strikes were recorded," Lysenko said.
Rebels carried out 4 attacks on army positions with AA mounts and mortars on Wednesday morning.
In addition, 5 UAVs were spotted in the past 24 hours over the settlements of Mariupol and Stanyzia Luganska according to the State Border Guard Service. Two other Russian drones scouted on the border with the occupied Crimea near the village of Chervony Chaban.