Militants in Donbas violate truce 23 times within 12 hours – ATO press center

22:27, 15 March 2015
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Militants in Donbas continued violating the truce on Sunday.


Illegal armed groups used weapons to shell Ukrainian troops 23 times from 0700 to 1900 Kyiv time on Sunday, the press center of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine reported.

In particular, they used mortars and grenade launchers 11 times, small arms 7 times, while tanks attacked the Ukrainian positions twice.

The greatest number of such incidents was recorded in the Donetsk sector. In particular, at 0920 Kyiv time enemy's tanks were firing at the village of Pisky, at 1300 there was shelling in the direction of the town of Avdiyivka. From 1625 to 1650 Kyiv time militants were using 82mm and 120mm caliber mortars to shell Pisky, the press center said.

The Mariupol sector twice saw attacks with small arms on Ukrainian ATO forces – near the villages of Shyrokyne and Chermalyk.

At 1720 Kyiv time Shyrokyne was being shelled by militants with a 120mm caliber mortar.

One incident with the use of small arms near the village of Sokilnyky in the Luhansk sector was reported on Sunday.

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