Donbas: Occupants open fire on Mariinka, using 82 mm mortars

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian forcesd returned fire and suppressed the enemy's combat activity
15:51, 18 November 2021
82 mm mortar mine in the ground, Donbas
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On November 18, Russian mercenaries opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas twice. Press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Thursday.
In the vicinities of New York (former Novhorodske), the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. 82 mm mines hit Mariinka. The Ukrainian troops took no casualties.
Ukrainian forcesd returned fire and suppressed the enemy's combat activity.
As it was reported, 14,014 houses have been destroyed in the Donetsk region territories controlled by the Ukrainian government since the beginning of the armed conflict.
Meanwhile, a plan for the detention of a group of mercenaries suspected of participating in hostilities in Donbas prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, was approved by the political officials of Ukraine in July 2020, the Bellingcat investigators said.

"According to three former security officers who spoke to Bellingcat, including the former director of GUR MOU Vasily Burba, presented to end and approved by Ukraine's political leadership in early July 2020. It included the capture and detention of 33 mercenaries by staging the emergency landing on Ukrainian soil of an aircraft carrying the targets to their fictitious deployment destination," the investigators said in the report.

Related: OSCE records 444 ceasefire violations in Donbas on November 16

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