: More than hundred of mortars sent to Donbas from Russia – intel

14:56 Jul. 16, 2016

More than hundred of mortars sent to Donbas from Russia – intel

Destroyed Ukrainian weapons on a base on the southern front on February 24, 2015 near Mariupol, Ukraine. (Getty Images)

Kremlin continues supplying separatist forces with weapons

Railway convoys with weapons, military equipment, ammunition and fuel have been delivered to the Donbas region from Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

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"85 units of 120mm-calibre mortars, and 40 82mm-calibre mortars have arrived to Khartsyzk," the statement says.

More than 150 tons of petroleum and oil materials were transported to the separatist-occupied city of Ilovaisk, and another train convoy with fuel arrived to the city of Sukhodilsk in Luhansk region.

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The Russian-backed separatist forces shelled ATO positions 65 times over the last day, using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

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