Militants shell 22 times, two Ukrainian soldiers killed, three injured in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The enemy artillery fire along the entire delimitation line yesterday relatively decreased, but such attacks did not stop completely
08:46, 4 July 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 22 times over the past 24 hours. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and three were injured in Donbas due to the attacks. This was reported by the ATO headquarters press center in Facebook.

In Prymorske area militants shelled 8 times. The enemy hit Vodyane positions from 82 mm mortars. Later they used IFV weaponry in Shyrokyne. Illegal armed forces shelled Novotroitske, Hnutove, Lebedynske and Pavlopil from small arms and heavy machine guns.

“Yesterday we reported about the dense artillery shelling of ATO positions that took place in the morning in Hnutove area. During the day it was found out that the occupants used portable rocket launchers Grad-P (Partizan) besides the cannon artillery systems,” the message says.

In Donetsk area after the attacks of enemy snipers at Svitlodarsk bulge, pro-Russian forces shelled Ukrainian positionsin the southern suburbs of Avdiivka, near Opytne and in Mayorsk area. They mostly used infantry weaponry, including grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. In total, militants shelled 7 times in the area.

Militants shelled in Luhanske area almost the same number of times. The enemy did not use artillery here yesterday. Instead the illegal armed groups shelled Ukrainian positions in Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska, Donets, Zhovte and Valuiske from grenade launchers and small arms. Also, the enemy sniper was shooting in Novotoshkivske area before the dawn.

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"In some cases, because of the threat to their lives and health, Ukrainian servicemen were forced to open fire in order to strike the enemy's weapons," the headquarters reports.

As it was reported earlier Russia-backed militants continued to violate the cease-fire regime in the zone of the Donbas conflict. They opened fire for 7 times upon the Ukrainian locations since the beginning of the day. Also, they used heave artillery armament. 

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