Eastern Ukraine hit by more shelling from Russian-backed militants
08:55, 2 June 2016

Eastern Ukraine hit by more shelling from Russian-backed militants

At least 51 attacks from militants reported in Donbas

08:55, 2 June 2016

Situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine remains unstable. Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian military at least 51 times over the past 24 hours, ATO (Anti-Terroristic Operation) press center reports.

More shelling has been reported in Mariupol direction. There, militants attacked Ukraine’s Armed Forces 35 times. Ukrainian positions near Vodyane, Hnutove, Talakivka and Shyrokyne appeared under heavy shelling.

The situation remains tense near Avdiivka, Donetsk region, where militants shelled Ukrainian military with small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and 82 mm mortars.

Near Novoselivka, militants attacked Ukrainian forces with weapons prohibited by Minsk peace deals – 120 mm mortars.

The situation was more or less stable in Luhansk region, according to the press center.

No significant progress was reached regarding Donbas conflict settlement at yesterday’s Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

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