13:58 09.01.2015

Militants shell Ukrainian positions 34 times last night – press center

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Militants shell Ukrainian positions 34 times last night – press center

Illegal armed groups conducted 34 strikes using mortars, artillery weapons and Grad multiple-launch rocket systems against positions held by Ukrainian soldiers last night, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation has reported.

According to the report, the most intense shelling was observed near Donetsk.

"On the whole, illegal armed units have shelled our servicemen's positions 50 times in the past 24 hours," the press center said.

Luhansk Regional Governor Hennadiy Moskal, for his part, said that shelling of Kyiv-controlled parts of the Luhansk region has become much more intense since January 8.

"The main hot spots are Krymske, Stanytsia Luhanska and Schastia," Moskal said.

Mortars and Grad systems were fired against the village of Krymske, Novoaidar district, several times, according to Moskal. No one was killed or injured, he said.

Gunfire exchanges can be heard virtually non-stop in Stanytsia Luhanska, Moskal said.

"The outskirts of the town of Schastia came under intense artillery fire at around midnight. No damage was caused to its infrastructure," he said.

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