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24 hours in Donbas: Militants shell Ukrainian positions 20 times

No casualties reported among Ukrainian forces
09:31, 11 July 2018

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The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine fails, as Russian mercenaries continue shelling positions of the Ukrainian military. Since Tuesday morning, the enemy has launched 20 attacks on the emplacements of government troops, the press service of the Joint Forces Operation reported.

The enemy used mostly RPGs, heavy machine guns and small arms. In Luhansk region, skirmishes occurred in Krymske, Orikhove and Novoluhanske; in Donetsk region, militants attacked positions near Opytne and Avdiivka.

The most intense combat situation is observed in Mariupol sector, where Vodyane, Lebeydnske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Pavlopol and Bohdanivka came under fire. 

Since Wednesday morning, the enemy has opened fire five times, attacking Novoluhanske, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka.

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Since 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. Tuesday, Russian mercenaries have shelled Ukrainian positions four times. The press service of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook. 

All four attacks were observed in Donetsk region, where the enemy fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, hitting the emplacements near Lebedynske, Shyrokyne and Vodyane. 

One Ukrainian soldier deceased today in the combat area. His name was Volodymyr Luzhetsky, born in the village of Verkhniy Luzhok in Lviv region in 1995, as Lviv regional administration reported. 

Earlier today, the Ministry of Defense reported that on July 10 there were no losses in the ranks of the Ukrainian army, and yesterday one soldier was wounded.

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