Donbas conflict update: use of heavy artillery reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces at least 8 times
20:33, 18 May 2016

Today, Russian-backed militants in Donbas shelled Ukrainian positions at least 8 times, reports ATO press center on Facebook.

At dawn, militants used heavy artillery to attack Ukrainian Armed Forces. Near Novomykhailivka pro-Russian separatists shelled from 152 mm artillery systems, near Krasnohorivka – from 82 mm mortars.

During the day, a pro-Russian sniper operated against Ukrainian military in Avdiivka.

In Mariupol direction, near Pavlopol, Ukrainian forces were shelled from 120 mm mortars.

In Luhansk region, militants used grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Novozvanivka.

Minsk peace deal is under threat as militants continue to shell Ukrainian Armed Forces in east Ukraine.

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