Ukrainian intelligence: enemy howitzers spotted in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hostile activity tends to increase in the combat area
22:20, 31 March 2016


Since early hours of March 31, pro-Russia militants have attacked emplacements of Ukrainian troops 37 times. According to ATO Press Centre’s Facebook page, the Russia-backed mercenaries constantly step up their activity, shelling Ukrainian positions from heavy weaponry.    

Zaitsevo and Mayorsk remain the hottest spot in the entire combat zone. They used 152 and 122 mm artillery, 120 and 82 mm mortars, all of which are banned by Minsk agreements.  About 300 mines and shells were fired in this area over the day.   

“A lot of mines hit Vodyane and Talakivka in Donetsk region. The enemy targeted residential quarters in Avdiivka, destroying houses and vehicles. By doing so, militants expect to provoke a riot of the locals directed against the Ukrainian troops”, the Press Centre reported.

According to Ukrainian military intelligence, enemy 152 mm howitzers were spotted between Makiivka and Yasynuvata, Donetsk region. The cannons are located about eight kilometers from the division line, which is rude violation of Minsk agreements.     

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