Donbas war: Russian proxies attacked Ukraine 36 times per day, civilian killed

11:55 Nov. 12, 2016

Russian proxies attacked Ukraine 36 times per day, civilian killed

Crater made by the 120mm shell explosion in Tonenke vil., Donetsk region (by National Police of Ukraine)

Militants attacked using self-propelled artillery, mortars, and light armour

The Russia-backed militant forces in Donbas continue ignoring Minsk deal and violating the truce agreements, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ reports. During the last day Ukrainian troops faced 36 attacks, most of them on the Mariupol sector.

Militants commenced numerous attacks on this direction using all kinds of mortars, infantry fighting vehicles (BMP), grenade launchers and sniper weapon.

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Luhansk region was shelled with self-propelled artillery, APC armament, and grenade launchers of various types. Ukrainian settlements and army positions in the Donetsk sector were mortared.

As a result of militant shelling of the village of Tonenke near Toretsk (Donetsk region), which began around 23.00, a local resident was killed, the police reports. The man worked as a security guard for an agrocultural company, which became the target of a fire raid. During the attack the territory of the company was hit by over 35 shells of 120mm calibre.


Buildings and tractor damaged by shelling in Tonenke village, Donetsk region (photo by National Police of Ukraine).

As reported, the situation on Ukrainian Eastern front continues to deteriorate: shellings intensify all along the frontline.

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