Donbas: Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 33 times

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Armed Forces returned fire 14 times
08:44, 21 April 2016

Russia-backed militants shelled ATO positions 33 times over the previous 24 hours. 9 attacks were carried out from heavy weapons, informed ATO press center on Facebook.

Militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Popasna from 120 mm mortars, near Zaitseve – from 82 mm mortars. Situation was tense near Avdiivka, where militants also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

Another hot spot was Maryinka, where illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian positions 14 times from various weapons, including 82 mm mortars. “Ukrainian Armed Forces still control the situation”, - the press center informed.

High military activity of militants has been reported near Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Berezove, Krasnohorivka, “Butivka” coalmine, Shchastya and Novozvanovka.

Ukrainian military were forces to return fire 14 times.

OSCE continues to report numerous ceasefire violations in Donetsk region.

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