Russian-backed militants launched 12 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 12 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 12 attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements eight times, on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

“In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East’, the enemy fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, weapons on infantry fighting vehicles and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers on Ukrainian positions near Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk); 120mm mortars and weapons on infantry fighting vehicles – outside Opytne (12km north-west of Donetsk); 120mm mortars - in the area of Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk); 82mm mortars, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms – outside Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk); mounted grenade launchers of different systems and heavy machine guns – near Pavlopol (25km north-west of Mariupol); hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – near Marinka (23km south-west of Donetsk),” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

In the zone of action of tactical force ‘North’, Russian-backed militants used 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian troops in the area of Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk); 82mm mortars – outside Krymske (42km north-west of Luhansk); 82mm mortars, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers – near Vilne (70km south-west of Donetsk); mounted anti-tank grenade launchers – in the area of Zaitseve (50km north-east of Donetsk).

In addition, in the zone of action of tactical force ‘North’ in the morning of February 14, the 152mm artillery bombardment of Novoluhanske village with the usage of Russian Krasnopol high-precision artillery projectile was recorded. As a result, a residential building was destroyed. The fact of bombardment, the presence of fragments of the high-precision projectile and the fact of destruction is being confirmed by the Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination.

On February 14, the enemy actively used the unmanned aerial vehicles to correct the artillery fire. Four enemy’s quadocopters were shot down by Ukrainian defenders in the zone of action of tactical force “East.”

According to the intelligence, two Russian-backed militants were killed and four more were wounded on February 14.

Today, the enemy has not opened fire yet.

Ukrainian defenders continue to control the enemy on the contact line, adhering to the ceasefire agreements.

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