23 enemy shelling in first day of ceasefire in Donbas, - ATO HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian military did not open fire in response, given the fact that attacks have a provocative character
22:14, 24 December 2016

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Despite the established from the beginning of the current day ceasefire regime, fighters of illegal armed groups continue to conduct attacks on military positions of Ukrainian forces in Donbas. It is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

As specified at the headquarters, just as of 18:00 23 attacks reported, the fire was conducted from automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

"The greatest number of attacks reported on Mariupol direction near settlements Maryinka, Shyrokino and Vodiane. Twice militants committed shootings in Talakovka area. In Donetsk direction our positions were fired in the vicinity of the Svitlodarska arc and  Avdiivka. In Luhansk direction pro_Russian militants fired Zhovte", - the report says.

Given the fact that attacks have a provocative character, the Ukrainian military did not open fire in response, stressed at the headquarters of ATO.

Let us remind, ceasefire in Donbas came into force for the period of Christmas and New Year holidays from 12 midnight on December 24 in accordance with the agreement reached at the contact group meeting in Minsk.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed hope that the introduction of the "silence regime" in Donbas will acquire a permanent nature.

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