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Defense Ministry: A relatively calm day for Eastern Ukraine

Defense Ministry: A relatively calm day for Eastern Ukraine
Kyiv, March 29, 2017.

Russia-backed militants performed 61 ceasefire violations yesterday, 20 of which involved heavy weapons. Three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action.

In Luhansk sector militants conducted 11 ceasefire violations, 7 of these involved heavy armaments. Russian proxies attacked Ukraine’s Armed Forces with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Two mortar attacks were recorded in Krymske, three more in Troitske and yet another four in Novozvanivka.

In Donetsk sector 23 enemy attacks were recorded, 11 of them involved heavy weapons. Most hostilities took place in Svitlodarsk area and in Avdiivka. During the day militants performed multiple brief shellings of Luhanske, and after 23:00 massive mortar fire was recorded here, with militants firing over sixty 120 mm rounds. Russia-backed militants twice shelled Avdiivka with mortars, Kamianka suffered three mortar shellings. Near Donetsk airport the militants employed machine guns and grenade launchers. Near Horlivka the enemy used only small arms.

In Mariupol sector a slight improvement was recorded, only 27 ceasefire violations took place there. Russia-backed militants shelled Krasnohorivka and Taramchuk with mortars; in Pavlopil – Shyrokyne frontline area  militants used small arms and grenade launchers. Enemy snipers engaged Ukrainian forces in Hnutove and Vodiane. All the other incidents were limited to small arms fire.

Report on the military developments as of March 28 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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