Day in Donbas: Russia-backed militants violate ceasefire 11 times

Source : 112 Ukraine

The occupants used weapons that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements
12:43, 19 May 2020

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On May 18, pro-Kremlin militants attacked the Ukrainian positions 11 times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. This was reported by the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation.

Militants fired at the positions near Bohdanivka (Donetsk region) with 82-mm caliber mortars and large-caliber machine guns; grenade/rocket launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms were applied in the area of Taramchuk, Krasnohorivka and Shirokino.

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No casualties among the Ukrainian military have been reported.

As we reported earlier, the patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was shelled in the occupied territory of Donbas.

At 13:36, on May 15, while the SMM mini-UAV was in the process of landing (and at an altitude of 5m from the ground), four SMM patrol members outside the vehicles saw two incoming flaming projectiles explode in the air, and subsequently saw and heard two explosions and smoke at an altitude of about 80m-100m from the ground, and at an assessed distance of 20m north-north-west of the patrol’s position,” the message says.

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