Russian proxies violate Donbas truce 42 times in last day

13:13, 02 January 2016
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Russian-backed militants violated the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 42 times in the last day, according to the press center of Ukraine's Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).


In particular, militants used small arms to directly shell Ukrainian positions in the area of Sartana near Mariupol, and they used heavy machine guns to attack Shyrokyne.

To the north of Horlivka, Russian-backed gangs opened fire on Ukrainian soldiers near Zaitseve using 82 mm mortars and small arms. Militants also fired rocket-propelled grenades at Ukrainian positions near Novgorod, and they used large-caliber machine guns to attack the town of Artemove.

In addition, militants used rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons to attack Luhanske. More to the east, Russian-backed gangs shelled Ukrainian positions near Troitske using heavy machine guns and small arms.

Russian-terrorist forces continue to shell positions of ATO forces near the temporarily occupied Donetsk. In particular, militants used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades to attack Pisky, Opytne and south Avdiyivka.

From 18.00 yesterday, there were reported 20 cases when militants had made attack on Ukrainian positions. 

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