11:29 15.10.2016

Ukraine says militants opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 21 times

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Ukraine says militants opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 21 times

The Ukrainian military recorded 21 instances of ceasefire violation on the part of militants from the midnight until 6:00 p.m. on Ocotber 14, Kyiv said.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, 16 episodes of shelling took place in the Mariupol sector, with Kyiv's adversary "broadly using heavy weapons".

"The positions of the Ukrainian forces in the areas of Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Vodiane, and Pavlopil cane under fire from 122mm artillery pieces. Also, the militiamen repeatedly used 120mm mortars there. The Ukrainian positions in Talakivka were also shelled from mortars of the same caliber, while in Maryinka and Karasnohorivka the adversary conducted fire from a tank, an infantry fighting vehicle and mortars," the ministry said in a release posted on the official website.

The Luhansk sector saw four instances of shelling, in particular, targeting the village of Nova Oleksandrivka in the Popasna district where various systems of grenade launchers were used, Kyiv said.

In addition, a shelling was recorded in the Donetsk sector where militants fired machineguns and small arms targeting the town of Avdiyivka, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.

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