Day in Donbas: Mercenaries fire at positions of Ukrainian soldiers 20 times

Militants used weapons of prohibited calibers
11:40, 5 November 2019

During the last day, Russian soldiers fired at Ukrainian positions in Donbas 20 times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. It was reported by the Joint Forces Operation HQ.

In the area of responsibility of the tactical group "East", occupants violated the ceasefire regime 10 times. Using the BMP-1's armament, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns, they fired at positions near Vodiane; rocket launchers and small arms were applied near Mariinka; anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were used in the Krasnohorivka area.

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In the area of responsibility of tactical group "North" militants violated the ceasefire regime 10 times. Small arms, mortars of various calibers and 122-mm artillery were utilized near Novotoshkivske; 120- and 82-mm mortars, small arms, and anti-tank grenade launchers were used near Novoluhansky.

There were no casualties reported.

As we reported earlier, the disengagement of forces in Petrivske may happen on November 8th. It could happen only if the shelling is stopped. Volodymyr Kravchenko, Commander of Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, said that at the briefing.

He added that the headquarters had already sent a letter to the OSCE.

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