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Donbas conflict: Militants shell 18 times in ATO area, one soldier injured
08:02, 20 April 2017
Donbas conflict: Militants shell 18 times in ATO area, one soldier injured

Despite the armed provocations, Ukrainian defenders adhere to the ceasefire regime and do not fire back

08:02, 20 April 2017

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Russian occupation forces despite the ceasefire regime, continue armed provocations against ATO forces. The enemy shelled 18 times during the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO in Facebook.

In Prymorske direction militants shelled Krasnohorvka from 82 mm mortars. In Vodyane the enemy used IFV weaponry, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In Pavlopil they used automatic grenade launchers. Militants shelled from IFV in Shyrokyne. Lebedynske, Talakivka and Hnutove were shelled from small arms.

In Donetsk direction the positions in Kamianka and Avdiivka were attacked from grenade launchers and machine guns of different calibers. The enemy shelled from small arms and grenade launchers in Luhanske and Verkhnyotoretske.

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In Luhansk direction the enemy hit Krymske positions from heavy machine guns.

Despite the armed provocations of Russian occupation forces, Ukrainian defenders adhered to the ceasefire regime and do not fire back, the press center stressed.

Earlier it was reported that situation in Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone has stabilized. Thus, Russia-backed occupation forces attacked Ukrainian Armed Forces 8 times since midnight.

Related: Donbas: 35 attacks on Ukrainian positions since morning April 18

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