Russian proxies shell Ukraine troops from 82mm mortars

10:00, 06 January 2016
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The situation in Donbas has escalated late Tuesday as the militants violated ceasefire 14 times, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported.


"The invaders have repeatedly opened fire from heavy machine guns and small arms in the direction of the Ukrainian soldiers, who are located in the area of Novhorodske, Zaitseve, Mironovske, Luhanske and Troitske," rads the report.

The largest number of militant attacks on the Ukrainian position was recorded at the Horlivska-Svetlodarsk Salient.

 In addition, the Ukrainian strongholds near Luhansk were fired at from automatic mounted grenade launchers, while the Ukrianian positions south of Troitske were shelled twice from the mounted antitank grenade launchers.

Read alsoMilitants fire 20 times at Ukrainian positions overnight"But the most striking of the yesterday’s armed provocation was the aimed fire on the positions of the ATO forces in the area of Maiorske. At the same time, the Kremlin mercenaries fired 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems for half an hour," said the press center of the ATO.

Near the Donetsk airport, the pro-Russian gangs fired without aiming from small arms and an antiaircraft gun in the direction of Pisky late Tuesday.

According to ATO Headquarters, there were 23 episodes of “complete silence” ceasefire violation by the militants recorded over the past 24 hours. 

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