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Ministry of Defense: Low and medium intensity hostilities continue along the contact line

Kyiv, September 02, 2017.

Intensity of hostilities in ATO zone remains at low and medium level, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

Hostilities resumed in Luhansk sector, where Ukrainian troops recorded four ceasefire violations yesterday. “These incidents took place in Krymske, Lobacheve and Stanytsia Luhanska. On the average, each attack continued for 30 minutes. The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms,” elaborated Col. Motuzyanyk.

In Donetsk sector, Avdiivka and vicinities remain the epicenter of hostilities.  Russian proxies systematically opened small arms fire. The situation remains tense in the northern outskirts of Horlivka, namely in Zaitseve and Maiorsk. Militants were using light automatic weapons both during the day and at night. In total, Ukrainian troops recorded 14 hostile attacks in this sector.

In Mariupol sector militants violated the ceasefire twice, attacking the area near Vodiane with small arms after the sunset.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed or wounded in action.

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