Ukraine reports 1 KIA amid enemy shellings in Donbas

11:00, 18 November 2017
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The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation over the past day remained difficult as Russian-occupation forces continued violating ceasefire, using weapons proscribed by Minsk accords to engage Ukrainian troops, according to the press center of the ATO Headquarters.

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Traditionally, the enemy actively violated ceasefire in the dark hours, the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.

The Russian-occupation forces were especially active in the Luhansk direction. Militants fired 120-mm and 82-mm mortar shells at the defenders of the Triokhizbenka. The enemy repeatedly fired the same types of mortars and grenade launchers at the defenders of Troitske and Luhanske. Besides, 11 mortar shells of a 120-mm caliber were fired near Novozvanivka, while the positions of the AFU near Stanytsia Luhanska, Novoluhansk, Svitlodarsk and Zolote (twice) were fired upon from light infantry weapons.

Read alsoEnemy attacks Ukraine forces in Donbas 22 times in last dayOn the Donetsk line, the situation was most tense near the Sea of Azov. Three times the invaders opened fire from mortars of various calibers, grenade launchers and small arms at Ukrainian soldiers who keep their ground near Pavlopil. The positions of the Ukrainian military in the suburb of Avdiyivka were shelled from grenade launchers, fired upon from heavy machine guns and small arms, while the defenders of Maryinka were fired upon from large-caliber machine guns.

"In general, over the past day, the occupiers violated the truce 25 times.

In response, Ukrainian servicemen suppressed enemy fire 15 times.

A soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed in an enemy shelling. Another soldier was wounded and one - injured," the headquarters said.

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