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Militants shell 28 times in Donbas, four Ukrainian soldiers injured
08:39, 23 August 2017
Militants shell 28 times in Donbas, four Ukrainian soldiers injured

In Donetsk area the situation remains tense in Avdiivka industrial zone

08:39, 23 August 2017

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Illegal armed forces violated the ceasefire regime 28 times in Donbas. Due to the attacks four Ukrainian soldiers were injured, reported Ukraine’s Army HQ in Facebook.

“Russian-occupation groups intensified shelling of Ukrainian positions using heavy weapons in Donbas conflict area at the end of the past day,” the HQ said.

In Mariupol area militants shelled twice Ukrainian positions near Talakivka and Vodyane from 122mm artillery. Illegal armed groups launched at least 6 shells of 152 mm caliber at 20:00 near Vodyane, - to the sector where there are no our positions. Besides, militants hit twice positions in Hnutove and shelled the vicinity of Pavlopil at the end of the day.

In Donetsk area the situation remains tense in Avdiivka industrial zone, where the enemy shelled from 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian soldiers fired in response. Also, militants shelled in Luhanske, Troitske, Zaitseve and Butivka mine areas in the evening.

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In Luhansk area Russia-backed illegal armed groups shelled Novooleksandrivka and Krymske positions from mortars and grenade launchers. Due to the shelling, two Ukrainian defenders were injured.

As it was reported earlier heavy artillery shells hit Mariinka, Krasnohorivka in Donbas. Most of the attacks, however, did not include use of Minsk-banned weaponry.

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