24 hours in Donbas: From beginning of day militants shelled Ukrainian positions 13 times

Source : 112 Ukraine

Joint Forces units were adequately answering the enemy by not violating the Minsk Agreements
13:18, 23 September 2018

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From the beginning of the day on September 22, the militants shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas 13 times. No casualties were observed. Colonel Dmytro Hutsuliak, Speaker of the Ministry of Defence claimed this at the briefing, the press office of the Ministry reports. 

‘From the beginning of the day, as of 12 p.m., 13 aimed shelling of the enemy is yet recorded,’ he claimed.

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In Luhansk sector, Russian-occupation forces released five mines from 82mm mortars at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near localities: Shumy, Maiorsk, and Pivdenne. Also, the enemy opened prevocational fires in the direction of Ukrainian defenders by using grenade launchers and other infantry weapons near Pivdenne, and three times in the area of Krymske.

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In Donetsk sector, Russian-occupation forces carried out three shelling from infantry weapons and IFV in the direction of the defenders of Hruntove, also carried out provocations near Vodiane, Pisky, and Lebedinske. The Speaker of the Ministry of Defence noted that the Joint Forces units were adequately answering the enemy by not violating the Minsk Agreements. 

‘As a result of the shelling, no casualties were observed. The situation on the front line remains controlled by Ukrainian militaries from the Joint Forces,’ Hutsuliak point out. 

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