Militants fire heavy artillery at Ukrainian forces ten times overnight

11:42, 02 April 2015
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Russian-backed militants continue to fire heavy artillery on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces and on the towns and villages of the Donbas, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation said on its Facebook page on Thursday.


"The militants continue to violate the Minsk agreements and fire weapons that should have already been withdrawn from the demarcation line," the report reads.

According to the headquarters, on April 1, from 1800 to midnight the militants violated the ceasefire ten times.

In general, the armed provocations using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades were observed in the area of Donetsk.

"The militants fired on the villages of Opytne and Krasnohorivka. In addition, from 2030 to 2050 they fired 122mm artillery on Avdiivka, and at 2230 they fired 120mm mortars on it," the report says.

In the direction of Luhansk, around midnight the militants fired grenade launchers at a fortified position of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

However, there was no shelling in the areas of Mariupol and Artemivsk.

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