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Donbas conflict: Fighting continues near government-held eastern villages
08:51, 24 May 2016
Donbas conflict: Fighting continues near government-held eastern villages

Ukrainian government forces report shelling near Maryinka and Avdiivka

08:51, 24 May 2016

Reuters

Russian-backed militants have shelled Ukrainian government positions in the Donetsk region at least 47 times in the past 24 hours, according to ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) press center on Facebook.

Militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Maryinka from 82 mm mortars, small arms and grenade launchers of various systems. Near Krasnohorivka they shelled from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, near Avdiivka – from mortars and grenade launchers.

In Mariupol direction, Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne, Berezove and Hnutove were shelled by Russian-backed militants from heavy machine guns.

In Luhansk region, militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Stanitsa Luhanska and Novozvanivka.

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