ATO report: 1 WIA in past 24 hrs, enemy shellings intensify late Sunday

09:20, 24 July 2017
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After 18:00 on Sunday, July 23, Russian-backed illegal armed groups intensified their attacks on Ukrainian positions across the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, the press center of the ATO Headquarters reports.


On the Luhansk line, the enemy shelled Krymske and Novo-oleksandrivka twice, using grenade launchers and mortars, and hit Novozvanivka from weapons installed on an infantry fighting vehicle.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy fired propelled grenades at Ukrainian strongpoints near Kamenka and the Butivka coal mine.

In the direction of Mariupol, at about 20:00, pro-Russian gangs used grenade launchers and small arms against the Ukrainian defenders outside Maryinka.

Read alsoChief of Ukraine's General Staff: Russia masses strike forces on Ukraine borderAs a result of the shelling, a soldier of the ATO forces was wounded. Civilian neighborhoods of the said village have also come under enemy fire.

Ukrainian forces immediately returned fire in response to most provocations.

In general, throughout the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 14 times.

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