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Donbas conflict: 19 shelling reported in ATO area over the day
22:12, 18 June 2017
Donbas conflict: 19 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

The militants continue shelling, including using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements

22:12, 18 June 2017

Facebook ATO press center

The situation in the area of the antiterrorist operation remains tense. During the day, the gunmen opened fire 19 times. This is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook.

"As a result of the fighting, none of the soldiers of Armed forces suffered today," the report said.

The militants of Russian-terrorist gangs do not stop committing armed crimes in the east of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the day, they have used weapons against Ukrainian soldiers 19 times.

So 5 shelling was carried out by invaders using 120 mm mortar shells banned by Minsk agreements. In general, the operational situation in the area of the ATO remains tense, but fully controlled by Ukrainian units.

More than half of all enemy armed provocations were reported in Mariupol direction. At dawn, the militants fired a half-dozen 120-mm mines in the direction of our positions near Pavlopil and Chermalyk. In the same place, as well as in the area of Shirokine, Vodyane and Talakivka, illegal armed groups repeatedly opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

In the Donetsk direction, the invaders fired at one of the strongholds of the ATO forces in the suburb of Avdiivka from large-caliber machine guns at night. Subsequently, the enemy twice opened fire on the fortifications of Ukrainian soldiers near Kamyanka from 120 and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers. After lunch, the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces located on the outskirts of Luhanske got under enemy fire. There, the bandits used automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

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