Day in Donbas: Russian-backed militants use weapons banned by Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

The illegal military formations violated the ceasefire 24 times in Donbas
10:11, 6 October 2019

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Pro-Russian militaries used artillery, mortars and grenade launchers in the area of hostilities. As a result of the shellings, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured. The Headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation area on its Facebook page

The militants opened fire 6 times in the direction of the Donetsk region. "The enemy shelled Pavlopil twice and Starohnativka once using grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. The mercenaries attacked Vodiane with hand anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. Novohnativka and Hnutove were shelled with an automatic grenade launcher and small arms," the message reads.

"The invaders shelled the positions of Ukraine's Army 18 times. The members of illegal armed formations used 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems and small arms as well as hand anti-tank grenade launchers to attack Zolote four times and Vilnyi village three times. The enemy attacked Novoluhanske with 82 mm mortar shells, grenade launchers of different systems and small arms. The positions of Ukrainian servicemen were also attacked near Luhanske and Novozvanivka using the artillery system of 122 mm banned by Minsk agreements, 82 and 120 mm mortar shells, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. The occupants attacked Yuzhne and Maiorske with 82 mm mortar shells, the automatic grenade launcher, small arms, and hand anti-tank grenade launchers. Katerynivka and Travneve were shelled with automatic grenade launchers and small arms," the headquarters added.

Since the beginning of the day, the invaders violated the truce three times. 

The enemy opened fire in the direction of Pavlopil and Novotroitske using small arms and the automatic grenade launcher. The soldiers of illegal armed gangs attacked the positions of Ukraine's Armed Forces once in Luhansk region using 82 mm mortar shells and an under-barrel grenade launcher. 

Related: 217 explosions recorded in Donbas on October 5, - OSCE

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