09:28 02.02.2016

Kyiv accuses militants of new strikes against Ukrainian positions – over 50 in past 24 hours

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Kyiv accuses militants of new strikes against Ukrainian positions – over 50 in past 24 hours

Kyiv has reported new instances of shelling against Ukrainian army positions by militants, including strikes involving grenade launchers and large-caliber submachine guns.

Militants have opened fire on Ukrainian military positions in Donbas 56 times in the past 24 hours, the press center of Kyiv's army operation in eastern Ukraine said on its Facebook account on Tuesday morning.

"The most tense situation was once again recorded in the vicinity of Horlivka and on the outskirts of Donetsk," it said.

According to the press center, the militants used grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber submachine guns against Ukrainian military checkpoints in Opytne, Avdiyivka, Maryinka and near the Butivka mine. The adversary also fired mortars near Pisky, it said.

The operation headquarters also said that militants forces' mortar strikes against Ukrainian army positions are becoming increasingly frequent near Horlivka, in addition to the use of grenade launchers, large-caliber submachine guns and small arms.

According to the report, 120mm mortars, which are banned by the Minsk agreements, have been fired at Ukrainian military checkpoints in Zaitseve and Mayorsk six times.

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