Easter in ATO zone: Donbas militants attack Ukraine 5 times

22:45, 16 April 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas five times on April 16, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports.

Photo from UNI

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 82mm mortars on Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Shyrokyne came under fire from small arms.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms against the defenders of the village of Zaitseve.

On the Luhansk line, the invaders fired 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Katerynivka, while the defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka were attacked with small arms.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group agreed during a new round of the Minsk peace talks on Donbas on March 29 that a full ceasefire would be declared from April 1, 2017, due to Orthodox Easter holidays. However, the invaders have not adhered to the ceasefire for a single day. 

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