: Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed as militant fire intensifies
Politics13:36 Jul. 7, 2016

Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed as militant fire intensifies

Ukrainian army positions come under 57 attacks over the past day

Ukraine's Armed Forces suffered more losses over the past 24 hours – 2 soldiers were killed in action and 6 more wounded according to the presidential administration spokesperson for ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) Andriy Lysenko.

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Russian-backed separatist forces continued shelling the town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region. According to Ukraine's Intelligence Service, the terrorists violated ceasefire regime 57 times during the night, aiming their mortars mainly at Avdiyivka industrial zone.

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In the direction of Mariupol the towns of Shyrokyne and Lebedivka were also attacked.

According to the ATO press office, the Russian-backed separatists are armed with self-propelled guns of 152 cm calibre. As stated in the Minsk protocol, such kind of weapon had to to be withdrawn from the frontline.

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