Donbas conflict: Militants shell 11 times from mortars, artillery, tanks

Source : 112 Ukraine

There were no reports on losses in Ukraine’s Army
23:58, 22 December 2017


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On Friday, December 22nd, the Russia-backed militants shelled positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 11 times from heavy weapons in Donbas conflict area. This was reported by Ukraine’s Army HQ press center on Facebook.  

In Luhansk area, the occupants used 120-mm mortars, IFV and tanks in Zaitseve.

In Donetsk sector near Pisky militants fired from 120-mm mortars and tanks, totally more than 70 shells were fired. And in the area of Lebedynske and Vodyane, the occupants used heavy 152-mm artillery and 120-mm mortars.

Militants fired near Avdiivka and Kamianka from the grenade launchers of various types and small arms. No losses were reported among the servicemen of the Armed Forces.

Related: Poroshenko, Tillerson by telephone agree positions on UN peacekeepers in Donbas

"In general, since midnight, the Russian-terrorist forces carried out 11 targeted fire at the positions of Ukrainian forces, and in more than half of the cases, Ukrainian servicemen responded to the enemy's shelling," the headquarters said. 

As it was reported earlier Russian-occupation forces in Donbas make secret arsenals of ammunition for heavy weaponry aiming at provoking units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the New Year’s truce. 

Related: Klimkin, Gabriel to visit Donbas in beginning of 2018

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