Donbas: Militants attacked Ukrainian positions 11 times

Source : 112 Ukraine

Armed provocations from militants were reported in Donetsk and Mariupol directions
19:27, 20 April 2016

Pro-Russian militants shelled positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces 11 times over the day, informed ATO press center on Facebook.

“Situation in eastern Ukraine has stabilized. Today, militants shelled ATO positions 11 times”, - ATO press center reported.

Armed provocations of militants were reported in Donetsk and Mariupol directions. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne, Avdiivka, Vodyane and Berezove from small arms, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

“Military activity of Russia-backed militants was high near Avdiivka and Maryinka. Shelling from heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms were reported during the day and at night. Moreover, militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Talakivka from 82 mm mortars”, - the press center added.

Ukrainian Armed Forces returned fire from small arms several times.

Earlier, OSCE special representative Martin Sajdik stated, that shelling in Donbas has considerably increased – up to 4,7 thousand annually. 

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