Parties to Ukraine peace talks concerned over increasing use of heavy weapons in Donbas conflict

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian-backed militants shelled Ukraine’s Armed Forces with mortars, barrel artillery, ‘Grad’
20:32, 1 June 2016

Parties to Minsk peace talks noted, that more and more cases are reported when Russian-backed militants use heavy weapons to shell Ukraine’s Armed Forces in Donbas conflict, press secretary of Ukraine’s representative at peace negotiations in Minsk informed on Facebook.

‘The Trilateral Contact Group has noted an increasing number of cases when Ukrainian military are shelled with weapons of caliber higher than 100 mm – mortars, barrel artillery, ‘Grad’, - press secretary, Daria Olifer, wrote on Facebook.

It has been reported earlier, that not much progress with exchange of captives has been reached at today’s Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

However, today, the parties to Ukraine peace negotiations agreed to cooperate with the UNICEF to ensure security of children and youth in Russian-occupied Donbas. 

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