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ATO: Number of militant attacks decreases, but heavy weapons still used

Russian-backed militants in the Donbas attacked Ukrainian army positions with 120-millimeter mortars, tanks and self-propelled artillery in the area of the village Shyrokino near the city of Mariupol over the last day, Ukrainian military officials said on Thursday.

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On April 15, starting from 1800 until midnight, the number of violations of the ceasefire regime in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone slightly decreased, according to a report from the ATO press center posted on its Facebook page.

"On the whole, the Russian-terrorist forces fired 10 times at the positions of our troops. The enemy forces continue applying heavy weapons of more than 100 mm caliber, which grossly violates the Minsk agreement," the report reads.

The press center also said that around the Ukrainian-held village of Pisky the militants used automatic grenade launchers, small arms and 120-millimeter mortars. At around 2000 the militants attacked with automatic grenade launchers not far from Avdiyivka, and after 2100 they shelled Ukrainian forces with 120-millimeter mortars.

In Luhansk, the Russian-backed militants attacked one of the fortifications of Ukrainian troops near the village of Stanitsa-Luhanska with automatic grenade launchers and small arms. At 2015 an enemy drone was spotted flying in the direction of the village Kozachy in Luhansk region.

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