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Militants shell 43 times, four Ukrainian soldiers injured in Donbas
09:22, 20 June 2017
Militants shell 43 times, four Ukrainian soldiers injured in Donbas

The situation in ATO area remains tense

09:22, 20 June 2017

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Four Ukrainian soldiers were injured in ATO area due to militants’ shelling.  Russian occupation forces used heavy artillery relatively less yesterday, but they continued shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from other types of weapons. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 43 times along the whole delimitation line. The majority of hostile armed provocations were recorded in the Prymorske area, and the enemy shelled from artillery caliber of more than 100 mm only in Luhansk region. This was reported by the ATO headquarters in Faceboook.

In Prymorske area militants shelled Ukrainian positions in Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Lebedynske, Talakivka, Hnutove, Berezove and Mariinka. In total the enemy shelled 19 times in the area. Here the militants used grenade launchers, heave machine guns, small arms and sometimes – from anti-aircraft systems and APC. In Pavlopil illegal armed forces shelled from 82 mm caliber mortars and an enemy sniper was shooting near Talakivka.

In Donetsk area the situation is most complicated in the southern part of Avdiivka suburbs. The occupants shell here during the day and night from different infantry weapons and once – from anti-aircraft system. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions from small arms protected by grenade launchers in Kamianka, Zaitseve, Novoluhanske. In total, there were 9 attacks here.

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In Luhansk area militants shelled from mortars of 120 mm near Bakhmut highway. Also the occupants intensively shelled here from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. At the same time, militants shelled Ukrainian position in Stanytsia Luhanska, Novozvanivka, Zhovte, Staryi Aidar and Novooleksandrivka.

Earlier 21 attacks were reported in Donbas, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement.

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