No casualties Ukrainian forces reported within the past 24 hours: Heavy shelling in Mariupol area, no casualties in Ukraine forces - ATO headquarters

15:08 Oct. 14, 2016

Heavy shelling in Mariupol area, no casualties in Ukraine forces - ATO headquarters

Ukrainian servicemen in Shyrokyne trenches, September 6th, 2016 (UNIAN Photo)

In the past 24 hours, Russian-backed militants violated ceasefire for over 25 times

No casualties have been reported from the Ukrainian Army among continuing hostilities in the eastern region of Donbass. Russian-backed militants keep violating ceasefire and using both firearms and heavy artillery, an ATO spokesman for Ukrainian Ministry of Defence Andriy Lysenko reports.

Militants engaged 152 mm cannons, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars for 15 times near the frontline city of Stakhaniv in the Luhansk region.

Read more Fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine

Also, for three hours the Ukrainian positions have been shelled s in the Avdiivka industrial zone.

Tensions are still high in the Mariupol sector. Heavy artillery strikes hit Ukrainian forces over 200 times on the front-line area between villages of Vodyane and Shirokine.

Provocations with firearms were also recorded  near towns of Mariinka, Bohdanivka and Talakivka.

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A citizen transiting ammunition to the occupied territories has been reported to have been detained by National Guards servicemen at a checkpoint. A cache of 7.63 mm ammo, signal rockets, and smoke grenades were revealed in a car after searching.

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