Death toll rises in Donbas as Russian aggression continues

09:25, 11 July 2017
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Within the past 24 hours Russian-backed militants violated ceasefire 22 times, according to a report by the press center of the ATO Headquarters as of 06:00 Kyiv time on July 11.

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At about 19:00 on Monday, July 10, a Ukrainian soldier was killed in a landmine explosion outside Stanytsia Luhanska.

Enemy provocations were recorded into the late hours of Monday and overnight Tuesday.

The greatest number of shellings was reported in the direction of Mariupol direction where the Ukrainian positions were attacked 12 times. After 18:00, militants fired propelled grenades at Novomikhailivka and Berezovyi. About 22:00, Shyrokine was fired at from large-caliber machine guns and arms installed on infantry fighting vehicles. Also, enemy machine guns engaged in the direction of Talakivka and Maryinka. Responding to provocations, the Ukrainian troops mainly returned fire using large-caliber machine guns.

Read alsoATO report: number, intensity of enemy attacks almost doublesOn the Luhansk line, in the late hours Monday and overnight Tuesday, the enemy fired 82mm mortars at the villages of Malynove and Katerynivka. Provocative fire from large-caliber machine guns was also reported against Ukraine’s positions in Novotoshkivske and Novozvannivka.

In the Donetsk direction, illegal armed groups fired grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms on Avdiyivka from the area of Yasinovata around 18:00 and 22:00.

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