Donbas conflict update: More attacks on Ukrainian positions
09:30, 17 May 2016

Donbas conflict update: More attacks on Ukrainian positions

ATO press center reports at least 18 attacks on Ukrainian Armed Forces in east Ukraine

09:30, 17 May 2016

Militants shelled positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces at least 18 times over 24 hours, reports ATO press center on Facebook.

The situation remains tense around Donetsk. Near Avdiivka, pro-Russian forces shelled ATO positions from grenade launchers and small arms. ATO strongholds near Maryinka were attacked from small arms.

In Mariupol direction, Russian-backed militants attacked Ukrainian military with 120 mm mortars near Novotroitske. ATO positions not far from Shyrokyne were shelled with small arms and grenade launchers.

In Luhansk region, near Novozvanovka and Triokhizbenka, militants fired from small arms and heavy machine guns.

Earlier, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier stated, that situation in Donbas starts to show signs of a “frozen conflict”. According to Zannier, OSCE Mission intends to increase the number of observers in the east of Ukraine.

Related: Poroshenko discusses Donbass infrastructure restoration with Deputy UN Secretary General

Related: Poroshenko: OSCE strongly supports sending armed police mission to Donbas

Related: Ukraine calls on International Criminal Court to investigate Russia's war crimes in Donbas

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