Donbas militants shell Ukrainian troops almost 60 times on Friday

22:53, 12 June 2015
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Russian-backed militants shelled the Ukrainian forces in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine almost 60 times on Friday, the ATO press center reported.


The most difficult situation remains in the Donetsk sector, the press center said.

"The villages of Pisky, Opytne, Vodiane, the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the village of Novomykhailivka were under intense fire. The enemy used a 122mm-caliber howitzer, 120mm-caliber mortars, tanks, grenade launchers, and small arms. A total of 40 cases of firing were registered in that sector," the press center said.

Enemy tanks also fired on residential areas of Vodiane and Avdiyivka.

"Militants were firing on the villages of Lozove, Mayorsk and Luhanske near the town of Artemivsk from 120mm-caliber mortars and 152mm-caliber artillery systems," the report said.

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