Militants continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Militants continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Russian-backed militants launched nine attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas in last day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"Over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire nine times. The Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the enemy three times. As a result of fighting, no casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops," the statement reads.

In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations fired 152mm artillery and grenade launchers on the defenders of Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk). ATO troops near Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk) and Lozove (13km west of Donetsk) came under 82mm mortar fire. Militants also used small arms to shell Ukrainian positions outside Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) and weapons on infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns – outside Novoluhanske.

In Donetsk direction, Russian-backed militants launched attacks on Ukrainian strongholds near Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol), using 120mm mortars and grenade launchers. ATO troops outside Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) came under infantry weapons fire.


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