Militants attempt to penetrate Ukraine defense lines near Avdiyivka, fail

23:10, 17 May 2017
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The Ukrainian government troops successfully repelled the attempt by the enemy subversive group to break through the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Avdiyivka, TV Channel 24 reports.

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In a failed offensive, the militants suffered serious losses, the report reads.

Casualties did not stop the Russian-backed terrorists, who continued shelling the Ukrainian positions, including from weapons banned under Minsk Agreements. The Ukrainian troops did not return fire.

Read alsoATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 43 times in last dayThe enemy artillery fire clearly demonstrates the price of peace talks with pro-Russian militants.

As reported by the ATO HQ, the terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions 30 times on Wednesday. Ukraine’s forces reported two WIAs.

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