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Ministry of Defense: The tensest situation is in Mariupol sector

Kyiv, July 11, 2017.

The biggest number of armed provocations in Mariupol sector took place in Pavlopil -Shyrokyne frontline.  Militants were shooting from various grenade launchers and small arms. “Russian proxies conducted three small arms attacks at Novomykhailivka, Berezove and Novotroitske between 19:00 and 22:00,” informed Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, eight ceasefire violations were recorded, including five attacks with heavy weapons. Militants shelled Novooleksandrivka just after midnight and conducted nine intense 30-minutes attacks at Troitske, firing 45 mortar rounds. They shelled Troitske with artillery after 01:00. “All three attacks occurred from the direction of the temporarily occupied Kalynove,” emphasized Col. Lysenko. Russian proxies attacked Staryi Aidar with grenade launchers around 11:00. The ceasefire held during the day.  Hostilities resumed after 20:00. Militants shelled Malynove and Katerynivka with mortars and attacked Novozvanivka and Novotoshkivske with small arms.

In Donetsk sector, Ukrainian troops recorded two attacks near Avdiivka. “The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms,” elaborated the spokesman.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed or wounded in action yesterday. “One soldier tripped a wire near Stanytsia Luhanska and was killed by the explosion,” added Col. Lysenko.

Report on the military developments as of July 10 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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