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Eastern Ukraine Update: Armed forces report fresh shelling
19:40, 16 May 2016
Eastern Ukraine Update: Armed forces report fresh shelling

Ukrainian officials say 'situation remains tense'

19:40, 16 May 2016

gazprom.ru

Russian-backed seperatist forces have attacked Ukrainina positions at least 14 times in the past 24 hours according to the Anti-Terrorist operation press center on Facebook.

“Today, the situation in ATO has been tense. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 14 times, mostly at night”, - according to the report.

Ukrainian Armed Forces have been shelled near the small eastern village of Avdiivka, in the Donetsk region. Seperatist forces had been using 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

In the Luhansk region militants attacked Ukrainian positions near the village of Triokhizbenka.

According to the ATO press center, militant attacks will increase during the night. 

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