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Militants shell 97 times in ATO, four soldiers injured
08:05, 16 March 2017
Militants shell 97 times in ATO, four soldiers injured

In Donetsk direction the enemy fired on Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka from all types of weapons

08:05, 16 March 2017

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Militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces positions 91 times during the past 24 hours. Four soldiers were injured due to the attacks. This was reported by the press service of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

“The situation in ATO area remains tense but controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russian terrorist forces continue to shell Ukrainian positions,” the message says.

In Donetsk direction militants shelled Avdiivka from all types of weapons, including heavy mortars, tanks. Butivka mine, Kamianka, Troitske were shelled from 120 mm mortars, Luhanske and Zaitseve – from grenade launchers, IFV and mortars, Mayorske – from 82 mm mortars, Pisky – from IFV, Novhorodske and Opytne – from grenade launchers and small arms.

"About 23.00, the enemy made provocative shelling from 152 mm caliber artillery systems in Kleschyvka village direction licated on Bahmutskiy highway and is not on the contact line," the statement said.

Related: Russia: Ukraine’s decision to stop cargo shipping to Donbas breaches Minsk agreement

In Mariupol direction, the occupants shelled Pavlopil from 120 mm mortars ans 122 mm artillery systems. Ukrainian positions in Vodyane and Shyrokyne were shelled from IFV weaponry, missile systems and heavy machine guns, in Hnutove and Taramchuk – from machine guns and SPG-9, in Novohryhorivka – from IFV weaponry, Mariinka – from heavy machine guns and Krasnohorivka – from 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers.

In Luhansk direction Russia-backed rebels shelled ATO forces in Krymske and Novooleksandrivka from grenade launchers and 120, 82 mm mortars, Orihove –from 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers and Valuyske – from small arms.

"Around midnight enemy tried to shell the positions in Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka area and from 122 mm artillery," the message says.

Earlier it was  reported that militants attacked 46 times in Donbas. Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement.

Related: Trilateral Contact Group session kicked off in Minsk

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