Ukraine under attack: Donbas 'ceasefire': Mortars and snipers, and a few dozen attacks
News09:38 Sep. 28, 2016
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Donbas 'ceasefire': Mortars and snipers, and a few dozen attacks

Kyiv says Russian-backed militants keep attacking Ukraine's soldiers despite recent agreement on ceasefire and withdrawal of troops 

The Russian-backed separatist forces attacked positions of the government forces 35 times in the past 24 hours, according to a statement released by Ukraine's military press-service. 

Read also: Ceasefire heat: Russian proxies commence first artillery raid in last 10 days

Despite the numerous ceasefire agreements, the militants keep using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars as well as grenade launchers, machine guns and sniper rifles. 

Out of 35 attacks, 23 took place in the vicinity of Ukraine-controlled Mariupol and 6 occurred in the Donetsk sector in the vicinity of Adviivka, where a militant sniper was active. 

Read also: Donbas ceasefire: amount of attacks remains the same

The situation in the Luhansk region was traditionally calmer, however, another six attacks were registered in the vacinity, the report says. 

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