Donbas militants attack Ukraine 11 times on Dec 16 – ATO HQ

23:15, 16 December 2017

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 11 times on December 16, using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired mortars of various types and infantry weapons on the Ukrainian strong points outside the villages of Troyitske and Krymske.

Read alsoUkraine’s death toll in Donbas rises as ATO HQ reports 4 KIAs in past day"Afternoon, the militants involved rifles in shooting the outskirts of Travneve. Thus, the enemy disrupted the planned repairs of damaged power lines carried out to resume electricity supplies to the village. The provocations are aimed at exciting indignation among residents of front-line settlements and creating conditions for a negative attitude, and, sometimes, aggression against Ukrainian troops," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.

In the Donetsk sector, the situation was most tense near the Sea of Azov. The Russian occupation forces fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars near the villages of Hnutove and Pavlopil, while the defenders of the village of Vodiane came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles. In addition, the militants repeatedly violated the truce in the suburbs of Avdiyivka, using light infantry weapons.

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