Holiday "ceasefire" breached again as militants fire rocket-propelled grenades, small arms

10:25, 04 January 2016
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The Russian-backed militants attacked the Ukrainian positions eleven times in the past day, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).


In the late hours of Sunday, the militants led aimed fire from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades on Ukrainian positions in the area of Shyrokyne, located not far from Mariupol.

"At night, the militants used small arms and opened unaimed fire at Ukrainian servicemen in Avdiyivka, who have been heroically defending a coal production facility, known as "Butovka mine," according to a statement.

Read alsoBomb squad finds Russian anti-tank cluster mine in eastern Ukraine (photo)On the border between Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Russian-terrorist forces fired small arms in the direction of the Ukrainian positions south of the village of Troitske. Ukrainian outposts in the village of Luhanske were attacked from heavy machine guns.

"The militants have opened fire at Ukrainian soldiers four times since the beginning of the day. Only small arms are used by militants north of Horlivka, near the village of Novhorodske," the ATO press center reported.

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