Militants shell Ukrainian positions from 120-mm mortars in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since midnight, militants violated the ceasefire regime 15 times
23:58, 8 December 2017


Militants in Donbas conflict zone shelled Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions from 82 and 120 mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreement. This was reported on Ukraine’s Army HQ press center in Facebook.

"In total, since midnight, Russian-terrorist forces have violated the cease-fire regime 15 times already. In half of the cases, the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine responded to the aggressor from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, "the report said.

In Donetsk area, the situation was tense in the Pryazovia, where militants from mortars, grenade launchers of various types and small arms shelled near Vodyane.

Ukrainian positions near Kamianka at noon were attacked by an enemy sniper, after which Russian mercenaries used grenade launchers and light infantry armament. The enemy fired from 120-mm mortars at the approaches to Opytne and along the southern outskirts of Avdiivka.

Related: Gerashchenko: militants hold 168 Ukrainians captives in Donbas

In Luhansk sector, Svitlodar bulge remains the epicenter of instability, where militants fired several times from mortars of various calibers and the entire range of infantry weapons and infantry fighting vehicles near Luhanske and Travneve.

"Near Travneve, the occupants fired more than fifty 120-mm mines. 82-mm mortars and heavy machine guns were used by the enemy near Krymske. The defenders of Zolote were shelled from the grenade launchers, and Lobacheve defenders - from small arms," the report says.

As it was reported earlier 87 million dollars will be necessary to provide the humanitarian aid to the citizens of the zone of armed Donbas Conflict in 2018. Neal Walker, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine claimed this in Geneva.

He emphasized that the situation in the East of Ukraine is worse than it has ever been.

He urged UN Member States to support the country’s 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HPR), which calls for $187 million to help 2.3 million people in the country’s east.

Related: OSCE SMM spots 366 explosions in zone of Donbas Conflict

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