15:57 20.03.2017

Militants shell ATO positions at Vodiane with rockets, one killed, eight Ukrainian soldiers wounded

One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded as a result of shelling by combined Russian-separatist forces in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone near Vodiane in Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, on Monday, the ATO headquarters has reported.

Grad multiple-rocket missiles systems and other heavy-caliber artillery banned by the Minsk agreements were used, according to the report.

"Today, March 20, combined Russian-separatist forces again violated the Minsk agreements and are attempting to do everything to destroy the agreement to withdraw heavy armaments from the line of demarcation. The positions of Ukrainian forces in the region of Vodiane in the Mariupol sector were shelled by militants with Grad rocket systems BM-21, 152-mm and 122-mm artillery pieces, 120-mm and 82-mm mortar systems," the ATO's press service said on its Facebook page.

"According to preliminary reports, as a result of the shelling in the Mariupol sector one Ukrainian soldier was killed and eight wounded," the ATO statement said.

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