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Ministry of Defense: Militants fire 35 mortar rounds in Luhansk sector 

Kyiv, July 12, 2017.

In Luhansk sector, Ukrainian troops recorded nine ceasefire violation on the part of the enemy yesterday. Russian proxies used mortars three times – near Krymske, Novotoshkivske, and Novooleksandrivka, firing over 35 mortar rounds. “The situation was the tensest north of the Bakhmut road and in Popasna district,” informed Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Donetsk sector hostilities continued in Avdiivka and Shakhta Butovka position. All of the three ceasefire violations in the sector took place at nighttime. Russian proxies used mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms. Ukrainian troops were compelled to return fire.

In Mariupol sector hostilities continued in Pavlopil – Shyrokyne frontline.  “The enemy was actively using light weapons and used mortars once,” said Col. Lysenko. Ukrainian troops recorded ceasefire violations in Berezove and Novotroitske, where militants fired ten mortar rounds. Militants violated the ceasefire nine times in Mariupol sector yesterday.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action,  but one soldier was wounded in Troitske yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of July 11 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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