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Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants fire forty-eight 82-mm mortar rounds

Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants fire forty-eight 82-mm mortar rounds
Kyiv, February 11, 2018.

Russia-backed militants committed eight ceasefire violations in the ATO zone yesterday. They fired forty-eight 82-mm mortar rounds. Ukrainian troops returned fire 5 times, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian troops 7 times. The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions in Luhanske and Svitlodarsk with 82-mm mortars. At night, militants made precision attack in Krymske area using 82-mm mortars. “Moreover, Russian proxies fired there and also in Novooleksandrivka area with grenade launchers, large caliber machine guns and small arms. Near Svitlodarsk the enemy used IFVs”, added Col. Hutsulyak. Ukrainian troops returned fire using small arms.

In Donetsk sector, Russia-backed militants made one precision attack. The militants attacked Ukrainian troops in Talakivka area with 82-mm mortars. They fired eight mines. “The enemy used IFVs and large caliber machine guns”, elaborated Col. Dmytro Hutsulyak.

Fortunately, no Ukrainian troops were killed or wounded in action.

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

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