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Militants shell 40 times in Donbas, three Ukrainian soldiers injured
08:03, 19 May 2017
Militants shell 40 times in Donbas, three Ukrainian soldiers injured

Number of provocations increased with the nightfall

08:03, 19 May 2017

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Militants shelled Ukraine’ Armed Forces positions 40 times in Donbas. Three Ukrainian soldiers were injured in the hostilities. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

25 attacks were recorded in Prymorsk area.

In particular, ATO positions in Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Talakivka, Lebedynske and Berdyansk were repeatedly hit from 120 mm mortars. Positions in Shyrokyne were also shelled from artillery systems of 122 mm caliber. Bghanivka, Chermalyk and Pavlopil were shelled from lighter weapons.

The situation remains difficult in southern suburbs of Avdiivka. In the evening the enemy shelled Ukrainian soldiers from 122 mm artillery systems, 120 and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns. Militants hit Ukrainian positions near Kamianka. Nevelske was shelled from heavy machine guns and in Zaitseve the enemy used grenade launchers of different systems and IFV weaponry.

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During the past 24 hours, Russia-backed forces used weapons five times Luhansk direction. In particular, in the evening illegal armed formations shelled Ukrainian military officers near Troitske from 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers. And the area of Malynove, Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka were shelled from grenade launchers and small arms.

Earlier it was reported that 11 attacks were reported in ATO area over the day. As a result, one Ukrainian soldier in the ATO zone was injured.

Related: No casualties among Ukrainian Armed Forces over past day, five soldiers wounded

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