Ukrainian troops come under enemy fire 35 times on Friday

19:59, 26 June 2015
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The positions of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces in eastern Ukraine came under fire 35 times on Friday. The most difficult situation is near the city of Donetsk, according to the ATO press center.

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The positions of the Ukrainian troops near the town of Avdiyivka were shelled with the use of 120mm-caliber mortars, which are banned under the Minsk agreements, the ATO press center wrote on Facebook on Friday.

The villages of Pisky and Opytne, the town of Maryinka and Butivka coalmine repeatedly came under fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Militants fired on the village of Mayorsk near the town of Artemivsk from 82mm mortars, while the village of Leninske was attacked by an enemy tank.

The combined Russian-separatist forces shelled the villages of Hranitne, Starohnativka and Berdianske with the use of 152mm-caliber howitzers.

ATO soldiers fired back from grenade launchers, small arms and 82mm-caliber mortars, which are allowed under the Minsk agreement.

What is more, Ukrainian troops repelled an attack by an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group near the village of Krymske in Luhansk region on Friday morning. Having sustained losses, the militants retreated.

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