: Further militant shelling in eastern Ukraine

11:35 Jun. 19, 2016

Further militant shelling in eastern Ukraine

Photo source: UNIAN

More Minsk truce violations reported by Ukrainian army

The situation in eastern Ukraine combat zone remained tense over the last day. Ukrainian military recorded 44 attacks by Russian-backed separatist forces, including 19 in both Donetsk and Mariupol directions, and six in Luhansk direction.

That's according to the Ukrainian military headquarters.

"In the direction of Mariupol the hotspot was near Krasnohorivka, where terrorist violating the Minsk agreements four times used 82mm- nad 120mm-calibre mortars to shell our positions, and also used tanks twice," the statement reads.

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Ukrainian army says in the direction of Mariupol the militants fired at government troops in the area of Zaitseve, Novhorodske and Avdiivka. In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed separatist forces used mortars to shell Ukrainian army positions in the area of Novozvanivka, Popasna and Novooleksandrivka.

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