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Militants shell 22 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier injured
08:06, 24 October 2017
Militants shell 22 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier injured

Ukrainian forces responded 15 times from weapons allowed by peaceful agreements

08:06, 24 October 2017

EPA / UPG

Illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 22 times during the past day. This was stated in the message of Ukraine’s Army HQ press center on Facebook page.

"The situation remained tense in the area of military operations at the end of the past day, but completely controlled by the Ukrainian army. After 18:00 the militants continued shelling the Ukrainian positions in all sectors with the use of infantry weapons, "the report said.

The Ukrainian military servicemen responded rigidly 15 times from weapons not prohibited by peaceful agreements. As a result of the hostilities, one Ukrainian soldier was injured.

Thus, in Donetsk area, in the evening illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian army near Zaitseve, Avdiivka, Kamianka, Luhansk and Verkhnyotoretske from various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Also at the end of the day, Mayorske and Butivka mine defenders were attacked from machine guns.

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From the same weapons, in Mariupol area militants shelled near Krymske and Novooleksandrivka. They used large-caliber machine guns and small arms in the area Novozvanovka and Popasna.

In Mariupol area, in the evening, the enemy hit Ukraine’s Army positions from grenade launchers near Mariinka and Starohnativka.  

As it was reported earlier one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in Donbas since midnight. Russia-backed militants attacked in Mariupol sector. 

82-mm mortars hit the defenders of Shyrokyne at night, while during the day the terrorists repeated an attack, this time using grenade launchers. A grenade launcher was used near Vodiane.

At around 5 pm, the enemy used small arms to attack the Ukrainian soldiers near Maryinka. The Ukrainian soldiers opened return fire, forcing the adversary to stop the attack. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in this confrontation.

Related: 15 Russian soldiers detained in Donbas since conflict started

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