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War in Donbas: 48 attacks reported, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded
09:27, 24 June 2017
War in Donbas: 48 attacks reported, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Militants fired banned artillery 14 times

09:27, 24 June 2017

Facebook ATO press center

Operative situation in Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone remains complicated. Russia-backed terrorist groups do not stop shelling Ukrainian units. Militants attacked 48 times, 14 of them were conducted from artillery, banned by Minsk agreement. The most difficult situation is in Luhansk direction based on the number and intensity of enemy shelling. Two Ukrainian military officers got wounded as a result of hostilities. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

Luhansk direction became the epicenter of enemy activity, as 27 ceasefire violations were recorded in the last 24 hours. Illegal armed groups repeatedly fired 120 and 82 mm mortars and 122 mm artillery at Ukrainian positions near Krymske. Beyond that, militants fired mortars at Ukrainian strongholds near Novotoshkivske, Novooleksandrivka, Novozvanivka, Shchastya and Popasna. Bandits also attacked Lobacheve, Donets and Nyzhnyoteple using infantry weapons.

In Mariupol direction, 122 mm artillery systems were used to attack Shyrokyne and Vodiane. Lebedynske suffered 120 mm mortar fire, while Talakivka was attacked from 82 mm mortars. Invaders repeatedly fired small arms and grenade launchers of various modifications at Ukrainian fighters defending Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Bohdanivka and Novotroitske. Pro-Russian bandits violated ceasefire 13 times in total over past day in this area.

In Donetsk direction, occupants fired anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near Kamianka and Novoselivka Druha. Militants used 82 mm mortars to attack Ukrainian strongholds near Zaytseve. Grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers were fired at Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka. Same weaponry was used to attack positions near Pisky.

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