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43 attacks reported in Donbas, five Ukrainian soldiers wounded
08:53, 8 April 2017
43 attacks reported in Donbas, five Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement

08:53, 8 April 2017

Reuters

Russia-backed occupation forces are not adhering to ceasefire regime despite the agreement reached by Trilateral Contact Group. 43 attacks on ATO forces were recorded over past day. Five soldiers of Ukrainian Armed Forces got wounded. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

Most of the attacks were recorded near Mariupol. 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and IFV weaponry were used to attack Novohryhorivka. Fire from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and sniper fire were recorded at Krasnohorivka area. Ukrainian strongholds near Marinka were attacked by militants with 82 mm mortars and firearms. Enemy fired anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Berezove. Heavy machine guns were also used near Chermalyk, IFVs and enemy snipers fired at Novotroitske. Russia-backed forces fired small arms near Hnutove and Talakivka.

In Donetsk direction, enemy opened fire from 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers of various types at strongholds near Avdiivka and Verkhnyotoretske. Heavy machine guns and small arms were used to attack Ukrainian positions near Kamianka. Anti-tank grenade launchers were used by enemy against defenders of Pisky and Zaytseve, IFV was shooting at positions near Opytne.

In Luhansk direction, enemy fired grenade launchers at Katerynivka and Stanytsia Luhanska, heavy machine guns were fired near Krymske.

Despite the armed provocations conducted by militants, Ukrainian servicemen were adhering to ceasefire regime and did not return fire.

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