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Ministry of Defense: Militants fire about 120 mines and shells on Kamianka

Ministry of Defense: Militants fire about 120 mines and shells on Kamianka
Kyiv, June 17, 2017.

In Donetsk sector, between 7pm and 11pm, militants fired about 120 shells and mines on Kamianka, reported Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine Ministry of Defense spokesperson on ATO-related issues, at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Brief armed provocations involving mortars and tanks happened in the afternoon on Avdiyivka – Shakhta Butivka frontline section. Last night militants also opened mortar fire in Luhanske, Novhorodske and Verkhnotoretske. Near the Donetsk airport Russian proxies fired from grenade launchers. Overall, there were 17 militants’ attacks in Donetsk sector yesterday, in 11 of them they used heavy weapons,” said Col. Lysenko.

In Luhansk sector, militants intensified their activities near Bakhmut road on Krymske – Novotoshkivske section. Between midnight and 7 am, they made three armed provocations from light weapons. From 5 to 6pm and between 10pm and midnight, the adversary fired from mortars and grenade-launchers on Novooleksandrivka. From 7pm militants delivered active mortar fire on Krymske and Novotoshkivske. “Almost every Ukrainian stronghold came under fire. Militants fired more than 170 mines and shells over 4 hours,” emphasized Col. Andriy Lysenko. In Troyitske, militants conducted two moderate mortar attacks. Overall, militants conducted 29 attacks in Luhansk sector, 13 – with heavy weapons.

In Mariupol sector, the situation was relatively quiet. Militants delivered one brief mortar fire on Krasnohorivka and one – on Bohdanovka. “Most of the armed incidents happened on the ​​Chermalyk – Shyrokyne front section. The enemy opened fire with light weapons. There were 21 attacks in Mariupol sector yesterday,” noted the spokesperson on ATO-related issues.

As a result of hostilities, 1 Ukrainian military was killed, 3 were wounded.

Report on the military developments as of June 16 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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