Day in ATO: Russian proxies continue firing from Minsk-banned weapons

10:40, 24 February 2018
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Nighttime provocations were most intense, the Ukrainian military reported, adding that a total of 13 ceasefire violations by militants were recorded in the past day.

"In the Luhansk direction, the enemy fired 122mm artillery systems, mortars, grenade launchers, and the entire arsenal of small arms, near Luhanske," the report says.

Read alsoNo more ATO: What Donbas Operation format change means for troops and civilians"According to preliminary data, several shells exploded in the vicinity of the front-line settlement, damaging civilians' private property. Also, the enemy fired from the temporarily occupied Pervomaysk toward Pidlisne, using 152mm artillery. The invaders fired from 120mm mortars and weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles on Ukraine's strong points near Troitske.In other sectors of Ukraine's defense lines, the aggressor forces provoked Ukrainian troops from grenade launchers of various types and small arms near Novo-oleksandrivka, Novhorodske, and Zaitseve," the military say.

In the Donetsk directon, occupation forces opened fire from 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, amd small arms just outside Novotroyitske," reads the report.

No casualties have been reported over the past 24 hours.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that its monitors were not allowed to enter a facility where recently arrived "humanitarian" aid from Russia is stored.

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