Pro-Russian militants continue provocations in the ATO area using weapons caliber over 80 mm which were banned by Minsk Agreement. Over the past day gunmen opened fire 39 times on the positions of the Ukrainian military, reported ATO HQ press service.
"Over the past days the militants 39 times fired on the positions of Ukrainian Donbas defenders, using mortars caliber 120-mm and 82-mm, armed BMP, manual and automatic grenade launchers, machine guns and large-caliber small arms," - said in the message.
It is noted that the hottest point was Avdiyivka, where militants fired eight times in a row on Ukrainian military using mortars caliber 120-mm, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns. In this area, in order to preserve their positions, Ukrainian fighters fired six times in response.
Also militants fired six times on ATO strongholds at Mariupol direction. In particular, near Maryinka, Krasnogorovka and Vodiyane they used grenade launchers and small arms.