"School-year ceasefire": Ukraine reports 32 militant attacks in last day

09:20, 06 September 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 32 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

At the end of the past day, the illegal armed groups continued to shell the Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors.

Read alsoUkraine beefs up border security pending Belarus-Russia major war gamesIn particular, from 18:00 until midnight, militants opened fire from grenade launchers three times near the village of Lebedynske and twice near the village of Vodiane. The enemy also used infantry fighting vehicle and heavy machine guns several times against the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Starohnativka. Furthermore, small arms were used near the villages of Hnutove and Shyrokyne.

Read alsoMedia report updated death toll in DonbasIn the Donetsk sector, the situation was most tense near the village of Zaitseve at the end of the day, where the militants attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions five times, using small arms. Moreover, the ATO forces near the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine came under fire from heavy machine guns. It was relatively quiet in the Luhansk sector.

No troops were killed or wounded in action over the past day, the ATO HQ said.

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