ATO: Militants attack Ukrainian troops more than 20 times after midnight

12:33, 23 June 2015
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The intensity of attacks by the Russian-backed militants has been growing in recent weeks, according to the press center of Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Operation, with Russian-backed militants in the Donbas stepping up their attacks on Ukrainian army positions and civilian areas.


On Tuesday, after midnight, the militants violated the ceasefire more than 20 times on various parts of the front line, the press center said in a report.

According to the report, the militants were most active in the area of Artemivsk at night. They fired 122mm artillery systems and 120mm mortars ten times on the towns of Zolote and Popasna, and the villages of Rozivka, Zaitseve and Troitske.

"At dawn the militants fired banned mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft systems three times on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Maryinka," the press center said.

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