Militants shell Ukrainian troops, civilians more than 500 times last week
Russian-backed militants shelled the Ukrainian troops and civilians in eastern Ukraine more than 500 times last week with the average number of daily attacks reaching 80 times, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).
A total of 540 cases of the violation of the ceasefire by illegal armed groups in Donbas were registered in the past week, the ATO press center said.
More than half of them were recorded near the occupied city of Donetsk.
"The invaders continue to explicitly violate the Minsk agreement and use the banned weapons. At the same time, leaders of the self-proclaimed republics groundlessly and cynically accuse the Ukrainian side of committing this crime," the ATO press center said.