Donbas: Ceasefire observed around Donetsk airport due to visit of OSCE mission

13 attacks on Ukrainian positions took place over the day
21:51, 17 March 2016

“Due to the arrival of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to the area of Donetsk, Yasynuvata and Avdiivka, the ceasefire was observed near and around Donetsk airport throughout the day. However, at 4 p.m., militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka, using an RPG”, reads the message at the ATO Press Centre’s Facebook page.

Near Novotroitske, the enemy fired from 82 and 120 mm mortars, banned by Minsk agreements. Later, IFVs, grenade launchers and small arms were used, too.

“Hostile snipers opened fire near Opytne and Maryinka, both in Donetsk region. Positions near Shyrokyne were hit by 120 mm mines; near Mayorske and Luhanske, Russian mercenaries used grenade launchers”, the ATO press Centre reported.

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