22:50 15.09.2017

Militants in Donbas attack Ukrainian troops 14 times from midnight on Friday, no casualties reported

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Militants in Donbas attack Ukrainian troops 14 times from midnight on Friday, no casualties reported

Illegal armed formations attacked Ukrainian troops in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone 14 times from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on Friday, September 15, the press center of the ATO Headquarters said.

"Since midnight, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 14 times. ATO forces had to fire back to deter five most aggressive attacks. There are no casualties among our defenders," the ATO HQ said in an update as of 18:00 Kyiv time posted on Facebook.

The situation in the ATO zone did not change much on that day. Militants continued shelling Ukrainian positions in all directions, occasionally resorting to 82mm mortars.

In particular, they lobbed 15 mortar shells into Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske in the Luhansk sector.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy opened fire from small arms three times near the village of Talakivka. Ukrainian positions outside the village of Vodiane came under grenade fire twice.

Militants used large-caliber machine guns to fire on Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve and the town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector. Fire from small arms was also reported near the Butovka coal mine.

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