Militants violate truce 16 times in Donbas over the past day

Source : 112 Ukraine

There were no losses among Ukrainian soldiers
11:19, 22 September 2017

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Militants shelled 16 times in Donbas conflict zone over the past day. Armed provocations intensified in the evening. This was reported by the press center of Ukraine’s Army headquarters in Facebook.

During the day the enemy adhered to the regime of silence, but intensified armed provocations after 18:00 in Mariupol and Donetsk directions.

Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka industrial zone were shelled four times from various types of grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms in the evening and night. In addition, the IFV was used near the village of Novoselivka Druha and Majorsk checkpoint.

In Mariupol area militants twice attacked from the large-caliber machine guns near Vodyane and from anti-tank grenade launchers worked in the vicinity of Hnutove. Also at the end of the day, Pavlopil was shelled by the enemy.

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In Luhansk area, militants fired 6 mines of 82-millimeter caliber and used an automatic grenade launcher and a machine gun on the outskirts of Krymske.

During the 12 attacks, Ukrainian forces opened fire in response, because there was a direct threat to the lives of our soldiers.There are no losses among the Ukrainian soldiers due to hostilities.

As it was reported earlier the situation in the area of Donbas conflict remained relatively calm on September 21. Since midnight, militants have violated the truce three times. 

It is noted that in Luhansk direction, in the vicinity of the Donets, around midnight, illegal armed formations shelled Ukrainian forces from an automatic grenade launcher.

Related: US supports proposal on introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas, - Poroshenko

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