Donbas conflict: 10 shellings reported in ATO area over the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian military four times responded with fire to provocations of militants
22:20, 16 September 2017

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Over the day, September 16, the militants fired 10 times at  the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Donbas conflict. There are no losses in the ranks of the Ukrainian troops. This is reported by the press center of the antiterrorist operation headquarters on its Facebook page.

"Today, in the area of Donbas conflict, the situation did not change significantly: Russian-occupation groups continued to shell our positions in all directions, although from midnight the enemy did not use mortars and other heavy weapons ... In general, from the beginning of the day, illegal armed groups violated armistice 10 times," the message said.

Related: 68 civilians killed, 315 injured in Donbas in 2017

It is clarified that in Donetsk direction at night, militants twice used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the area of the Avdiivska industrial zone, and near Zaitseve several times they used small arms.

In Mariupol direction, shelling of the main Armed Forces strongpoins were reported on the approaches to Vodiane and Shyrokine.

In Luhansk direction, the militants twice used grenade launchers of various types near Krymske, and a large-caliber machine gun was used at Novotoshkivske.

"Our military four times forced the enemy to stop provocations. No losses among the Ukrainian defenders reported,"said in the message.

Related: Russian proposal on peacekeepers in Donbas will further divide Ukraine, not resolve conflict, - Volker

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