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Militants shell 71 times in ATO area, two Ukrainian soldiers killed
11:30, 8 June 2017
Militants shell 71 times in ATO area, two Ukrainian soldiers killed

Pro-Russian illegal armed forces continue to use weapons against Ukraine’s Armed Forces along all the delimitation line

11:30, 8 June 2017

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Militants shelled 71 times in ATO area during the past 24 hours. Almost 30 times militants used weapons forbidden by Minsk agreements. As a result of the hostilities, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 11 were injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

The situation in the АТО area remains tense, but fully controlled by Ukrainian defenders.

In the Prymorske area, the biggest number of ceasefire regime violations by the enemy was recorded - 28. Until evening, the militants shelled our positions in Chermalyk area from rocket launcher systems. Here and also near Shyrokyne, the enemy fired from 120-mm mortars.

Related: Donbas conflict: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded

Militants shelled ATO positions near Pavlopil, Vodyane and Mariinka. Pro-Russian illegal armed forces intensified their attacks here in the evening. In particular, they hit our positions in Krasnohorivka from 82 mm mortars trice. The enemy shelled Ukrainian soldiers from the same type of mortars and IFV weaponry in Starohnativka. With the nightfall, the militants used grenade launchers and small arms to shell Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Hnutove, Talakivka, Berezove, Pavlopil and Mariinka.

Related: Enemy shelling in Luhansk direction: Seven soldiers wounded, one killed

In Donetsk area, the illegal armed forces shelled Ukraine’s Army positions 21 times. The most dangerous area is as usual southern and eastern suburbs of Avdiivka.

“Here, the militants continuously shelled positions of ATO forces from mortars of 120 and 82 mm caliber, antiaircraft guns and infantry weapons.,” the press center writes.

On the Luhansk area situation was the tensest yesterday. However, before the sunset, it has relatively stabilized. In just twenty-four hours, 22 facts of the enemy's use of weapons against the ATO units were recorded here.  

Earlier it was reported that militants tried to breach ATO defenses in Zholobok, but forced to flee. The enemy suffered losses - 25 people, of which 11 were killed, according to ATO headquarters.

Related: 60 shelling reported in ATO area over the day, - ATO HQ

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