16:50 Oct. 25, 2016
Militant weapons are not silent in Donbas war zone
No Ukrainian servicemen were killed, but six were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Andriy Lysenko reported at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
The situation in Donbas war zone was far from secure over the past day as Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions 40 times.
Especially 'hot' was in the Mariupol sector where militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne.
Additionally, the Russian-backed illegal armed groups used 122mm cannon artillery systems against the Ukrainian soldiers in the town of Avdiyivka.
The UN Human Rights Office has recorded almost 10,000 conflict-related deaths and more than 22,000 injuries among Ukrainian armed forces, civilians and members of the armed groups since the conflict began in mid-April 2014.