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Militants shell 59 times in ATO area, four Ukrainian soldiers wounded
10:37, 23 May 2017
Militants shell 59 times in ATO area, four Ukrainian soldiers wounded

In Prymorske area illegal armed forces shelled Ukraine’s Army positions 29 times

10:37, 23 May 2017

Reuters

Militants shelled 59 times Ukrainian positions in ATO area. Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded due to the hostilities. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

“The situation in ATO area remains tense with escalation on separate sectors of the contact line. The Russian terrorist forces continue to shell Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions along the whole delimitation line. Militants attacked 59, having violated the ceasefire regime,“ the press center reported.

In Prymorske area, Russian illegal armed forces used weapons against Ukrainian soldiers 29 times. Militants fired almost thirty 120 mm mines at Ukrainian positions near Pavlopil. Militants shelled Krasnohorivks from 82 mm mortars. AT the same time, ATO positions in Shyrokyne, Taramchuk and near Mariinka were shelled from small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of different systems.

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In Donetsk area, illegal armed forces violated ceasefire regime 21 times. Ukrainian positions in Opytne area were shelled from Grad multiple rocket launcher. There were 15 attacks from this artillery system. At the same time, the situation remains complicated in Avdiivka, where the militants repeatedly shelled Ukrainian positions from 120 and 82 mm mortars, small arms and grenade launchers. The enemy shelled from 120 mm mortars in Nevelske and from IFV weaponry in Zaitseve.

In Luhansk area militants used weapons 9 times. In the evening the enemy shelled from automatic anti-tank grenade launchers. They shelled from small arms in Valuyske, Stanytsia Luhanska and Donets.

Earlier it was reported that militants used Grad in Avdiivka in ATO area. The situation is difficult in the southern and eastern suburbs of Avdiivka.

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