Ukraine reports 12 violations of Donbas ceasefire in past day, one soldier wounded

09:23, 23 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces violated the ceasefire in Donbas 12 times in the past day, as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier was wounded, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from Ukraine's Defense Ministry

"There were no drastic changes in the developments in the ATO zone in the past day. The enemy continued shelling positions of the Ukrainian army in all directions from time to time, using primarily infantry weapons," the report said.

The Ukrainian military had to fire back eight times.

Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine in the Donetsk sector came under fire in the evening. The enemy used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. The village of Kamianka was attacked by an infantry fighting vehicle; anti-tank grenade launchers were also used. The attack lasted for more than an hour.

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In the evening. Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske in the Luhansk sector were attacked with the use of 82mm mortars, automatic and anti-tank grenade launchers. The attack lasted for almost 1.5 hours.

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