Ukrainian positions in Donbas attacked 11 times since midnight, Kyiv says
The Ukrainian army positions in Donbas came under a number of shell attacks on Thursday, Kyiv said.
The enemy has opened fire against Ukrainian army positions 11 times since midnight, the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas wrote on its Facebook page on Thursday evening.
"The enemy fired large-caliber machineguns and automatic grenade launchers against our fortifications near Novotroitske. Later the adversary also used, in breach of the Minsk Agreements, 120-millimeter mortars during the attack," the statement said.
The defenders of Zaitseve and Pavlopil were shelled with 82-millimeter mortars, the headquarters said. The enemy attempted to hit a stronghold near Berezove using a tripod-mounted anti-tank gun, and the positions near Luhanske, using Infantry Fighting Vehicle weapons, Kyiv said.
There was increased enemy sniper activity near Stanytsia Luhanska, according to the statement.