Latest News from Frontline: Ceasefire in Donbas? Militants attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours

14:05 Sep. 4, 2016

Ceasefire in Donbas? Militants attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours

Ukrainian soldiers on the frontline (UNIAN Photo)

Militants reportedly use rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns to launch attacks on Ukrainian soldiers 

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 16 times in the past 24 hours – nine times in the Mariupol sector and seven times in the Donetsk sector – according to the military press centre.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired small arms on the towns of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and the village of Vodiane. In addition, a sniper was active near Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and the village of Hnutove.

In the Donetsk sector, militants fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka.

Read also: Russia has increased amounts of military hardware in Donbas by 10 times since invasion

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not respond to provocations and do not fire back," the report said.

"In general, the situation in the Donbas conflict zone is characterized by the observance of the "ceasefire", with the exception of single armed provocations by the enemy," the headquarters noted.

Reporting by UNIAN

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