Donbas update: Russian-led troops use proscribed weapons, wound three Ukrainian soldiers

09:55, 15 April 2018
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The wounded were immediately hospitalized, the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations said on Facebook on Sunday morning in an update covering the period from 06:00 on April 14 to 06:00 on April 15, 2018.

The enemy used 122mm artillery systems, which are banned under the Minsk peace agreements, to shell Ukrainian positions near the village of Shyrokyne in the Donetsk sector.

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The occupation forces also opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems to attack Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Kamianka, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Talakivka and Butivka coal mine. The villages of Novotroyitske and Vodiane were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. An anti-aircraft system was used to attack Avdiyivka. The enemy also used large-caliber machine guns to fire at Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil, Hnutove, Novotroyitske, Lebedynske, Vodiane, and Butivka coal mine.

They opened fire from small arms to attack Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka, Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Talakivka, Novomykhailivka, Kamianka, and Pavlopil, while Vodiane, Hnutove, Butivka coal mine and Talakivka came under sniper fire.

In the Luhansk direction, the Russian-led forces resorted to proscribed 120mm mortars to shell the defenders of the villages of Zaitseve and Luhanske.

In addition, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, large-caliber machine-guns were used outside Luhanske, while grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were used near the village of Mayorsk.

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