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Situation in Donbas escalates: militants shell Avdiivka non stop
08:06, 15 August 2017
Situation in Donbas escalates: militants shell Avdiivka non stop

In general, illegal armed groups violated ceasefire 31 times for the past 24 hours, eight Ukrainian soldiers were injured

08:06, 15 August 2017

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Militants have been shelling Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka practically not stop for several days now. In general, illegal armed groups violated ceasefire 31 times for the past 24 hours, eight Ukrainian soldiers were injured This was reported by the Ukraine’s Army press service.

“Yesterday, from 18:00 and until midnight, Russian-occupation groups continuously shelled our positions in the industrial zone. Here, they used grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, released at least 10 mines of 120 mm caliber and 19 mines of caliber 82 mm. ATO's forces answered to each enemy attack to reduce enemy fire. In addition, in Donetsk area, at the end of the day, our positions near Kamianka and Luhansk were under attack. As a result of mortar shelling of Ukrainian positions in the district of Verkhnyotoretsk, five of our soldiers were injured,” the message says.

In Mariupol area, militants’activity was recorded near Mariinka. Here criminals used mortars of different calibers twice. Another Ukrainian soldier was injured as a result of attacks from grenade launchers in Vodyane.

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In general, illegal rmed groups violated ceasefire 31 times for the past 24 hours, eight Ukrainian soldiers were injured.

Situation in Donbas escalates, militants shell Avdiivka almost non-stop.

“In spite of the increasing of enemy attacks and their use of weapons of caliber over 100 mm, the Armed Forces of Ukraine strictly adhere to the Minsk agreement. At the same time, in case of systematic non-fulfillment of peaceful arrangements by the opponent, preparation for offensive actions, the ATO's forces are able to bring the heavy weapons to the line of delimitation as soon as possible and respond to the enemy’s fire,” the message says.

As it was reported earlier militant attacked in Donbas intensify, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. The militants used mines, grenade launchers, and small arms.

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