Situation in the ATO zone overnight: ATO zone: Mariupol direction experienced the most intense fire comparable to August

16:34 Oct. 7, 2016

ATO zone: Mariupol direction experienced the most intense fire comparable to August

Disengagement of forces in eastern Ukraine (UNIAN photo)

One Ukrainian soldier died and another wounded after tripping a mine

Russian-backed militants have violated the ceasefire 48 times overnight using a large caliber artillery, according to Ukraine's ATO HQ report.

In the Luhansk direction, 16 attacks were recorded. Separatists fired with 122mm and 152mm caliber artillery, 120mm mortars in the area of Novozvanivka.  

Read also: A step towards ceasefire: Forces disengaged in one more Donbas area (photos)

In the Mariupol direction, which became the hottest spot in the Donbas war zone for the past day, Ukrainian army was shelled 27 times. Rocket launchers, machine guns, small arms and sniper fire were applied by Russian proxies near Pavlopil, Maryinka and Starohnativka.

5 cases of ceasefire break were also noted in the Donetsk direction. Kamyanka, Novhorodske, Avdiivka and Troitske became militant shelling targets for the past 24 hours. They used 82 caliber mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, machine guns, rocket launchers of different systems, and small arms.

Read also: Russia reportedly moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad

As reported by the ATO HQ, one soldier of the Ukrainian Armed Forces died, another was injured after tripping a landmine. 

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