09:56 Oct. 22, 2016
Militants used multiple rocket launcher to shell government forces, Kyiv says
Update: Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in combat against the Russian-backed separatist forces in the past 24 hours. According to Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, the government forces took no losses in the fighting.
Story: The Russian-backed separatist forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian soldiers 39 times overnight, using the Grad artillery for the first time in several months. This is according to the press-center of Ukraine's Anti-Terrorist operation.
The multiple rocket launcher was used to shell the government forces at Troitske village in the Luhansk region. In addition, the combatants mounted attacks with 122-mm artillery, violating the ceasefire in the region 12 times overall.
The Mariupol sector continues to be a hotspot, where intense shooting has been going on quite a while. 18 attacks were registered there in the past 24 hours, and high-caliber artillery was used again.
Another 9 violations of the truce occurred in the Donetsk sector, where the militants attacked Ukrainian servicemen with mortars, machine guns, grenade launchers and infantry vehicles. A tank fired at the servicemen in Avdiivka.