Donbas conflict: Militants shell 37 times, two Ukrainian soldiers injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Prymorske area the enemy continuously shelled ATO positions in Shyrokyne
08:45, 16 May 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces positions in ATO area 37 times. Due to the hostilities two Ukrainian soldiers got injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

In Prymorske area Russian occupation forces shelled 12 times. Militants here continuously shelled ATO positions in Shyrokyne. Mostly they used small arms. Near Hnutove they fired from automatic grenade launchers. And on the demarcation line close to the temporarily occupied Donetsk, the enemy fired at the Ukrainian positions from the grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns near Krasnohorivka and Novomykhailivka.

In Donetsk area the enemy repeatedly shelled ATO positions. They shelled in Avdiivka, Pisky, Verkhniotoretske, Novhorodske, Mayorsk and Zaitseve.

In Luhansk area, positions of Novozvanivka, Novooleksandrivka and Troitske were shelled. Near Troitske militants used 122 mm artillery. At the same time, near theses villages the enemy fired from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and 82 mm mortars.  

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Earlier it was reported that Russia-backed occupation forces continued shelling ATO positions. However, the number of attacks and intensity of fire decreased compared to the previous days. Militants fired 7 times at positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces since midnight. Two Ukrainian soldiers were reported wounded.

Related: Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas to meet in Minsk today

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