More shelling from Russian-backed militants reported in eastern Ukraine
21:59, 1 June 2016

More shelling from Russian-backed militants reported in eastern Ukraine

At least 25 attacks on Ukraine’s Armed Forces have been reported

21:59, 1 June 2016

At least 25 attacks from Russian-backed militants against Ukraine’s Armed Forces in Donbas have been reported over the past 24 hours, ATO (Anti-Terroristic Operation) press center informed.

‘Situation in Donbas has become more intense over the past 24 hours. At least 25 attacks have been reported against Ukrainian positions along the entire line of contact’, - according to the report.

Russian-backed militants were reported to shell Ukrainian strongholds in Mariupol direction. There, militants attacked Ukrainian military near Vodyane, Novotroitske and Shyrokyne with small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems, according to the report.

Ukrainian soldiers near Shyrokyne were shelled with 82 mm mortars.

‘Near Avdiivka, Russian-backed militants attacked Ukrainian forces with small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and 82 mm mortars’, - the press center informed.

Today, parties to Ukraine peace talks in Minsk expressed their concern over a growing number of attacks against Ukrainian military with prohibited weapons in Russian-occupied territories of Donbas.

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