Donbas: Tense situation in Mariupol direction
08:57, 12 May 2016

Donbas: Tense situation in Mariupol direction

15 attacks from militants

08:57, 12 May 2016

Pro-Russian militants shelled ATO positions 15 times over the previous 24 hours, informed ATO press center on Facebook.

In Luhansk region, near Popasna, militants attacked Ukrainian Armed Forces from grenade launchers.

ATO strongholds near Zaitseve and Horlivka were shelled from small arms and grenade launchers.

Ukrainian strongholds near Avdiivka were attacked from automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and 82 mm mortars, as well as 120 mm mortars prohibited by Minsk agreements.

The majority of ceasefire violations by militants were reported in Mariupol direction. There, Russia-backed illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian positions near Berezova from 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers.

Near Chermalyk, militants attacked from anti-tank guided missile systems and automatic grenade lauchers, near Pavlopol – from an anti-aircraft gun. Ukrainian forces near Shyrokyne were attacked from small arms.

Yesterday, during Ukraine peace talks, no consensus was reached on Donbas conflict by Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia.

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