Militants fire artillery and mortars at Ukrainian army overnight

12:24, 19 March 2015
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Russian-backed militants continue to violate the Minsk agreements in the Donbas conflict zone, firing artillery and mortars on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation wrote on its Facebook page on Thursday.

REUTERS

On the night of March 19, from 2000 to 0700, the militants fired on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces17 times, the ATO press center wrote.

"The militants were most active around Donetsk. Here, at 2015, near the mine of Dutovka, the insurgents fired 122-mm D-30 howitzers and mortars on our fortifications. At 2035 they fired artillery and mortars on Avdiivka. In addition, the militants used firearms to commit armed provocations near the villages of Pisky and Opytne," the report reads.

"In the direction of Artemivsk the militants fired small arms twice on Maiorsk and the village of Leninske. There were no attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian army near Mariupol in the last day."

"In general, from 2000 until midnight the militants fired 13 times, while four more cases of the violation of ceasefire were recorded from midnight to 0600," the report says.

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