Donbas war: New escalation in Donbas: heavy artillery fire near Mariupol and Luhansk

10:52 Nov. 6, 2016

New escalation in Donbas: heavy artillery fire near Mariupol and Luhansk

Ukrainian army fortified position in Donbas (by Zik.ua)

The number of militant attacks rise yet again, the level of heavy weapon use is also escalating  

During the last day Russia-backed forces commenced 47 attacks and fire raids on positions of Ukrainian army, Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ reports.

24 violations of the ceasefire noted on Mariupol direction. Russian proxies reportedly used a variety of weapons: artillery of 122mm and 152mm calibre, all kinds of mortars, light armour, rocket and grenade launchers, machine guns, small and large-calibre sniper rifles.

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In Lugansk area 12 provocations against the Ukrainian forces have been reported. Here Russia-sponcored separatists also attacked with 152mm calibre artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, rocket launchers, machine guns and small arms.

In Donetsk area 11 cases of opening fire toward the Ukrainian position noted. Militants used heavy and medium mortars here, infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers.

As reported the previous day five soldiers of Ukrainian army were wounded in Donbas. 38 militantant attacks were reported during that time. 

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