Latest from eastern Ukraine: Ukraine reports de-escalation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day

10:10 Sep. 21, 2016

Ukraine reports de-escalation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day

The Ukrainian soldiers make preparations during the fight with the pro-Russian separatists at the Avdiivka industrial zone, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 25, 2016. (Getty Images)

Guns do not go silent in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone

The combined Russian-separatist forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 13 times in the last day, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.

Five attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector alone. The occupiers used infantry fighting vehicle to shell the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve. The latter also came under 120mm mortar fire. Grenade launchers, machine-guns, and small arms were used to attack the villages of Mayorsk, Luhanske, and Zaitseve.


The ATO HQ also reported eight instances of the ceasefire being violated in the Mariupol sector. The enemy opened harassment fire on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Starohnativka and Pavlopil, using grenade launchers, machine-guns, and small arms. What was more, an infantry fighting vehicle was used to attack Ukrainian troops deployed near Starohnativka.

The ATO HQ did not report any violation of the ceasefire in the Luhansk sector. No enemy drones were spotted in the ATO in the past day, the press service said.

Reporting by UNIAN

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