10:48 23.06.2016

Militants use banned artillery weapons against Ukrainian army in Donbas 7 times in past 24 hours

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Militants use banned artillery weapons against Ukrainian army in Donbas 7 times in past 24 hours

Militant forces have used artillery weapons banned by the Minsk agreements seven times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, the press center of Kyiv's army operation said on its Facebook account on Thursday.

Militant units have fired mortars on 30 occasions and 122mm and 152mm artillery weapons seven times in the past 24 hours, the press center said.

Positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have come under fire 46 times, including 22 times in Donetsk region, 16 near the city of Mariupol, and eight times in Luhansk region.

Mortars were used against Ukrainian Armed Forces checkpoints in the vicinity of Pisky, Avdiyivka, Verkhniotoretske, Troitske and Zaitseve in Donetsk region, while Ukrainian fortifications near Nevelske, Kamianka, Novosilki 2 and Troitske came under artillery fire, the press center said. Militant forces also shelled the area near the villages of Talakivka, Taramchuk and Shyrokyne, located near the city of Mariupol, it said.

Ukrainian army checkpoints near Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka, Luhansk region, came under mortar fire as well, the press center said.

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