Donbas conflict: 32 attacks reported over past day

Source : 112 Ukraine

ATO forces suffered no losses
23:54, 9 June 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Russia-backed occupation forces continue to violate agreements on conflict de-escalation in Eastern Ukraine. Situation in ATO zone remains tense, but controlled by Ukrainian forces. Militants fired 32 times in the last 24 hours, although the intensity of artillery fire decreased. There were no losses among Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was reported by ATO HQ press center on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, most of ceasefire violations were recorded. Illegal armed groups attacked positions near Lebedynske using 120 mm mortars and automatic mounted grenade launchers. Several projectiles hit stronghold near Vodiane. Small arms and grenade launchers of various modifications were repeatedly used to attack Ukrainian positions near Chermalyk, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Talakivka, Novotroitkse, Starohnativka, Slavne and Marinka. Beyond that, militants fired anti-tank missile complex near Chermalyk, while Marinka suffered fire from IFV weaponry. Ukrainian defenders near Novomykhailivka were attacked from anti-aircraft weapon.

In Donetsk direction, most of the attacks were recorded in Avdiivka surroundings. Militants fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near Verkhnyotoretske, Pisky and Opytne. ATO positions near Luhanske were attacked from IFV weaponry and infantry arms.

In Luhansk direction, situation was relatively stable. However, Russia-backed forces continued using weapons banned by Minsk agreement. Particularly, enemy launched several 120 and 82 mm mines at Ukrainian positions near Katerynivka. 82 mm mortars were also fired at Novooleksandrivka.

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