ATO report: militants violate truce 14 times in last day, Ukraine army fights back

10:15, 19 September 2017
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Late Monday, September 19, the situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas remained tense but under full control of the Ukrainian forces, according to a Tuesday morning report of the ATO HQ published on Facebook.


Both in the daytime and the evening hours, the enemy’s efforts were mainly focused on the Avdiyivka’s “Promzona,” the strategically important industrial area in town. Militants fired on Ukrainian strongholds in the area twice from various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Ukrainian troops returned fire, forcing the enemy to return to observing ceasefire.

At about 23:00, Russian occupation forces launched seven mines of a 82mm caliber near Pisky and also fired from weapons installed on an infantry fighting vehicle near Zaitseve.

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On the Luhansk line, Ukrainian positions were shelled once, near the village of Novotoshkivske, at about 23:00.

In general, over the past day, Russian-occupation forces violated the ceasefire 14 times. In nine cases, the Ukrainian troops returned fire.

As a result of the fighting, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.

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