Donbas war: Donbas 'ceasefire': 152mm artillery back in action

16:51 Sep. 14, 2016

Donbas 'ceasefire': 152mm artillery back in action

Giatsint-B 152mm towed field gun in action reportedly near Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region (Photo by

Today the number of attacks in Donbas decreased, but heavier weapon were used

During the day Russian-backed ‘separatist' forces commenced 24 fire raids of different intensity on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ reports.

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14 attacks took place in Mariupol direction. Militants used heavy and medium mortars, armoured fighting vehicles and all kinds of light weapons. In Donetsk direction Russian proxies violated the regime of silence 7 times with grenade launchers, machine guns and mortars.

In Luhansk area three armed provocations were recorded. One of them was made in Stanytsia Luhanska, which is one of the points of ‘demilitarisation' (militants attacked the village with grenade launchers). The village of Krymske was shelled with heavy artillery of 152mm calibre, which hasn't bee noted here for weeks.

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