09:42 14.04.2016

Ukrainian military counts 32 instances of shelling of positions in Donbas so far Wednesday

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Ukrainian military counts 32 instances of shelling of positions in Donbas so far Wednesday

The intensity in the shelling of the Ukrainian positions in the area of Ukraine's special operation in the eastern part of the country remained high, as some thirty instances of ceasefire violation have been recorded since the day began on Wednesday, the press service of the Ukrainian military headquarters said.

"In the ATO [special operation] zone, 32 instances of violation of the silence regime were recorded," the press center said in the evening information bulletin (as of 06:00 p.m.) which was published on its Facebook page.

The Donbas militants committed 15 shellings of the Ukrainian positions around Avdiyivka, using mortars and weapons of smaller calibers, it said. Ukrainian defenders of Mayorsk and Vodyane saw explosions of 120mm and 82mm mortar shells, while their position near Zaitseve was subjected to a simultaneous fire from mortars, and 152mm artillery pieces, according to the bulletin.

Moreover, the units of the Ukrainian army in Pisky were fired on by grenade launchers, machineguns, and small arms, and some adversary snipers were, once again, exposed in Maryinka, it said.

"During the aforementioned period, the Ukrainian Armed forces opened fire three times in the directions of the adversary's close approaches to the forward defense line," the headquarters said

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