Donbas conflict: 21 attacks reported, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement
23:55, 19 June 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Operative situation in ATO zone has not changed drastically in the last 24 hours. Russia-backed armed groups continue attacking positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces along all delimitation line. Militants opened fire 21 times since midnight. Occupants used weapons banned by Minsk agreement twice. Enemy resorted to armed provocations most actively in Mariupol and Luhansk directions. Two Ukrainian military officers were wounded as a result of hostilities. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, illegal armed groups fired 82 mm mortars at ATO strongholds near Pavlopil. Grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms were repeatedly used to attack positions near Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Talakivka and Berezove. Beyond that, Ukrainian fighters were attacked by sniper near Talakivka. 

In Donetsk direction, occupants fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers at Avdiivka surroundings. Russia-backed forces attacked positions near Novoluhanske. They used mounted grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the area. Enemy sniper was also attacking Ukrainian forces.

In Luhansk direction, militants fired anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms at Stanytsia Luhanska. Invaders attacked ATO positions near Novozvanivka using grenade launchers of various systems. Russia-backed occupants also repeatedly launched 120 and 82 mm mines and fired infantry weapons near Krymske.

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