ATO report: Donbas militants violate truce 23 times in last day

11:10, 15 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 23 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry

The situation in the ATO area did not change significantly at the end of the day. Russian occupation forces continued shelling the Ukrainian positions mainly focusing on the Mariupol and Luhansk sections, the report said.

Read alsoRussia's MFA: Surkov-Volker dialogue on Donbas will go on"In the evening hours, the enemy fired on our strongholds near the village of Krymske twice from machine guns while using small arms outside the village of Lobacheve. In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, as well as an anti-tank grenade launcher near the village of Vodiane at about 18:00 Kyiv time. The Russian-backed mercenaries also fired an automatic grenade launcher on ATO positions stationed near the village of Talakivka," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.

In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions came under enemy fire near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Novoselivka Druha, as well as twice outside the village of Zaitseve.

The ATO forces fired back 21 times using infantry weapons, thus forcing the enemy to observe the ceasefire. There were no casualties among the Ukrainian military as a result of hostilities.

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