Ceasefire violations continue in eastern Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian-backed militants attack government positions more than 21 times overnight
09:23, 31 May 2016

Russian-backed forces continue to shell Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine. At least 21 attacks have been reported over the past 24 hours, ATO (Anti-Terroristic Operation) press center reports.

Militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces from 120 mm mortars near Verkhniotoretske, Novobakhmutivka, Krasnohorivka and Opytne. Ukrainian military near Avdiivka and Nevelske were shelled from small arms, grenade launchers of various systems and 82 mm, the press center reports.

Ukrainian strongholds near Krasnohorivka, Novotroitske and Talakivka were shelled from small arms, heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers. An enemy sniper operated near Krasnohorivka.

Militants shelled Ukrainian military near Zaitseve from BMP and 82 mm mortars. Despite OSCE presence near Stanitsa Luhanska, there, militants attacked Ukrainian forces from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and BMP.

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