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Militants in Donbas used artillery, one Ukrainian soldier wounded
09:23, 18 September 2017
Militants in Donbas used artillery, one Ukrainian soldier wounded

Ukrainian soldiers opened fire in response 14 times

09:23, 18 September 2017

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Militants shelled Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions 31 times over the past day, on September 17. As a result of hostilities, one Ukrainian serviceman was injured, according to Ukraine’ Army HQ press center in Facebook.

In Donetsk area, militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka industrial zone from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms. Also, the enemy opened fire twice at Butovka mine.

In Luhansk area, militants used artillery for the first time since the beginning of the truce. At about 21:00 they opened fire from 122-mm artillery near Novotoshkivske. They were shelling from mortars of 82-mm caliber near the Krymske and Prychepylivka.

In Mariupol area, the enemy troops used an anti-aircraft system in Hnutove area, and heavy machine guns - near Vodyane.

The HQ noted that the Ukrainian soldiers opened fire in response 14 times.

Related: Russian drone falls down in Donbas conflict zone

As it was reported earlier Ukraine insists on withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbas, according to Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The process of creating such a mandate of UN peacekeeping mission can take at least six months.

Klimkin said that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas should cover the entire territory of the occupied territory and an uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border, "otherwise it will be an ineffective element by definition."

Related: Attacks on Ukrainian Army in Donbas intensify at night

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