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Ministry of Defense: Militants maintain their activity in Donetsk and Mariupol sectors

Kyiv, August 31, 2017.

“In Luhansk sector, Ukrainian troops didn’t record a single hostile attack,” informed Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

Low-intensity hostilities continue in Donetsk sector. “Militants were sporadically firing light weapons at ATO troops’ positions in Kamianka – Shakhta Butovka frontline starting 10:00 till late night. Russian proxies fired three mortar rounds in this area,” said Col. Motuzyanyk. Russia-backed militants shelled Zaitseve two more times using APC weapons once. In total, 10 ceasefire violations were recorded in this sector yesterday.

In Mariupol sector, the hostilities took place in the southern area yesterday. “The enemy conducted four attacks here: two in Lebedynske and two in Vodiane and Shyrokyne involving large machine guns,” said the spokesman. Militants used mortars in the afternoon, firing four rounds after the first attack on Lebedynske.

Report on the military developments as of August 30 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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