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Activity of militants Donbas conflict zone decreased: 8 attacks

The illegal armed groups opened fire in two areas
23:55, 14 December 2017

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Illegal armed groups shelled eight times at Ukrainian forces from midnight until 18:00 on December 14. In almost every case, Ukrainian military opened fire in response. This was reported on Ukraine’s Army HQ press center in Facebook.

"Today in Donbas the enemy attacks has somewhat decrease, but in some areas of the contact line, Russian-occupation troops continued to fire from weapons banned by Minsk agreements," the report said.

Two facts of violation of the ceasefire were recorded in Luhansk sector. In the middle of the night, the occupants from grenade launchers of various types fired on the defensive positions around Luhansk. At dawn the enemy resumed provocations and from the same weapons fired at our positions in the area for more than two hours. In order to calm the enemy, Ukrainian soldiers were forced to open an adequate fire response, the HQ notes.

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In Donetsk area the militants concentrated their activity in the suburbs of Mariinka.

"Here during the day the enemy repeatedly fired from mortars of various calibers and the entire range of infantry weapons. Also, from grenade launchers the aggressor fired at the defenders of Kamianka and Vodyane," the headquarters said.

As it was reported earlier one death and two combat injuries – such are the losses of Ukraine’s government troops in Donbas since Wednesday morning. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the defense ministry’s spokesman said that at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, December 14.

The official added that the wounded servicemen got their injuries during the fight near Luhanske, Donetsk region.

Related: Ukrainian government adopts state programme on renovation and peace development in Donbas

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