Russian proxies attack Ukraine 28 times in last day despite June 1 truce

10:46, 02 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 28 times in the past 24 hours despite a new agreement on a truce as of June 1; no casualties were reported, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The largest number of violations was recorded in the Mariupol sector, namely there were 18 militant attacks. In the evening, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Chermalyk, and Talakivka came under fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. At about 21:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. In addition, enemy snipers were active in that direction after dark.

Read alsoDonbas checkpoints switched to summer scheduleThe Donetsk sector saw de-escalation in the past day. Yet, two violations of the ceasefire by the Russian-backed militants were recorded. In the evening, the enemy fired hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Zaitseve. Around midnight, the occupiers used 82mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns amid shelling of a Ukrainian fortified position on the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka.

In the Luhansk sector, there were eight recorded instances of militant shelling in the past day. In particular, from 18:00 and until midnight, the invaders opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. And at the end of the day, the enemy fired 120mm mortars on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Krymske, as well as 82mm mortars near the village of Kriakivka.

There were no killed and wounded in action in the past day, the ATO HQ said.

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