10:49 Oct. 8, 2016
Kyiv says guns don't go silent in the conflict region
Update: 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the conflict zone overnight, Ukraine's Defense Minister spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said Saturday, October 8. Another 2 servicemen suffered from contusion.
Story: Ukraine says that the Russian-backed separatist forces attacked its troops 38 times in the past 24 hours.
According to the country's Defense Ministry, the battles occurred in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The militants again used high-caliber mortars to shell the positions of government forces.
They violated the ceasefire deal 15 times in the Luhansk region. Ukrainian soldiers were attacked with 152-mm, 122-mm and 120-mm artillery.
The combatants also opened fire 6 times near Donetsk, using mortars as well as machine guns and grenade launchers.
Kyiv also registered 17 attacks near Mariupol and Mariinka.