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Donbas conflict: 11 shelling reported in ATO area over the day
23:51, 18 May 2017
Donbas conflict: 11 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

As a result, one Ukrainian soldier in the ATO zone was injured

23:51, 18 May 2017

Fakty

From the beginning of the day, one Ukrainian soldier in the ATO zone was injured. The militants opened fire 11 times on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on its Facebook page.

In Mariupol direction the largest number of cases of use of arms by illegal armed forces against Ukrainian defenders was registered. In the morning militants fired small arms and heavy machine guns to Ukrainian Armed Forces' strongholds in the area of Shyrokine, Hnutove, and Vodyanoe. "At our positions in Marinka and Krasnohorivka, militants fired from mortars of 120 and 82 mm caliber, infantry fighting vehicles and antiaircraft installation, "the headquarters reported.

Shooting from the APC and large-caliber machine guns at one of our strongholds near Luhanske, in the morning was registered in Donetsk direction. Later the bandit formations somewhat reduced their fire activity. In the afternoon they only once used weapons against the forces of ATO. This happened near the village Zaitseve. The enemy used grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns.

"On this section of the line of demarcation, the militants of the Russian-terrorist forces broke the silence regime only once during the day, attacking one of our strong points in the area of Krymske. Enemy fired from automatic grenade launchers," the headquarters added.

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