Minsk peace deal under strain as militants continue to shell Ukrainian positions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Eastern village of Novotroitske, in Donetsk region, shelled by heavy caliber weapons
08:36, 18 May 2016

According to the Anti-Terrorist Operation press centre, 24 attacks have taken place since Tuesday morning. Near Slavne village, Donetsk region, pro-Kremlin mercenaries opened fire from 152 mm artillery, which is a rude breach of Minsk deal. Near Hranitne, militants used large-caliber machineguns; Ukrainian positions near Pavlopol went under fire from grenade launchers.

Military actions also continue in the vicinities of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Tryokhizbenka and Stanytsia Luhanska (Luhansk region). An enemy drone dropped hand grenades on Ukrainian positions, which resulted in no casualties.

Related: Avdiivka, Opytne in Donetsk region stay hottest flashpoints in Donbas

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