Donbas conflict: 31 shelling reported over the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants intensified attacks near Shyrokyne and Hnutove settlements
08:04, 28 June 2017

112 Agency

Over the previous day, militants have fired at Ukrainian positions in Donbas 31 times, reports the anti-terrorist operation press center.

"As a result of enemy bombardments over the past day, no Ukrainian soldiers suffered," the report said.

In Mariupol direction enemy used small arms attacking Ukrainian positions in Hnutove and Pavlopil. From automatic grenade launchers and 82-mm mortar shells militants fired at defenders of Marinka. In the evening, under the enemy's grenade launcher fire got our strongpoints in the area of Shyrokyne and Lebedynske. In the evening, the militants fired mortar shells of 82-mm caliber on our the fortifications near Hnutove. In total, 8 enemy armed provocations were recorded yesterday in this direction.

In Donetsk direction, fire was opened on Ukrainian soldiers 6 times. Here our troops keep the defense on this section of the contact line. The positions of Ukrainian military in the suburb of Avdiivka were repeatedly fired from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Of the 120-mm mortars and anti-aircraft gun, the enemy was hitting the fortifications near Luhanske in the afternoon. Several times from 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various modifications and small arms, militants fired Ukrainian soldiers near Kamianka. Using infantry weapons, militants also violated the truce in the region of Verkhnyotoretske.

In Luhansk direction, before dawn, only one enemy shelling was registered - in the vicinity of the village of Zhovte from 82-mm mortars. Since 20.00 the militants have intensively fired several sectors on this part of the front. In particular, they used 120 mm mortars to attack the positions of the Armed Forces in the area of Kryakovka and Novoaleksandrivka. In the same place, as well as near Shchastya, Krymske and Troitske, militants used mortars of 82-mm caliber. At Stanytsia Luhanska, Novozvanivka, Valuiske and Popasna, militants used various systems of infantry weapons. In addition, along the defense fortifications of Ukrainian forces near Novoalexandrivka, an illegal armed formations fired from an infantry fighting vehicle and an anti-tank missile system.

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