Donbas conflict: 18 attacks reported, one Ukrainian soldier killed

Militants continue to violate Minsk agreements
23:57, 16 June 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Situation in ATO zone remains complicated, however controlled by Ukrainian defenders. Russia-backed militants fired 18 times on positions of Ukrainian forces since midnight. Illegal armed groups continue using weaponry banned by Minsk agreement. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was killed as a result of hostilities. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

Most of the violations by Russia-controlled groups were reported in Mariupol direction. Enemy fired 120 mm mortars at Ukrainian strongholds near Bohdanivka. Militants also attacked Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka from 82 mm mortars, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Beyond that, invaders fired grenade launchers and small arms at Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil and Chermalyk.

In Donetsk direction, the hottest spot was in Avdiivka. Occupants attacked ATO forces from tanks and 120 mm mortars. Enemy fired heavy machine guns near Kamianka. Grenade launchers of various modifications were also fired on Pisky surroundings.

In Luhansk direction, least enemy provocations were recorded. Militants fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Novotoshkivske. Enemy sniper was also active there. Illegal armed groups fired anti-tank missile system near Krymske.

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