Militants launched 24 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 24 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 24 attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements five times, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas in last day. 

“Over the past day, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions outside Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk), Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol), Novoselivka Druha (23km north of Donetsk), Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk), Berezove (35km south-west of Donetsk), Novomykhailivka (28km south-west of Donetsk), Starohnativka (52km south of Donetsk), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). Heavy weapons in these cases were not used,” the JFO Headquarters press center reports.

Russian-occupation troops fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The enemy opened fire from 122mm artillery on Ukrainian strongholds outside Nyzhnie (56 north-west of Luhansk), 82mm and 120mm mortars – near Krymske. Ukrainian positions in the area of Zolote (67km north-east of Luhansk) came under mortar fire.

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in last day.

Today, the illegal armed formations fired on JFO units near Avdiivka, using automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

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