Ministry of Defense: Militants fire 80 mortar rounds in Krasnohorivka 


Ukrainian troops recorded six ceasefire violation in Luhansk sector.  Hostilities started after 14:00, attacks were 10-50 minutes long. Militants were using light weapons. “The enemy violated the ceasefire in Stanytsia Luhanska, Triokhizbenka, and in Popasna district,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko.

Hostilities in Donetsk sector continued in Avdiivka-Pisky area. Russian proxies fired approximately 50 mortar rounds. The most intense attack took place in Avdiivka and continued four hours. Militants were shooting from three directions simultaneously. In total, they conducted five attacks there, using heavy armor three times. Ukrainian troops returned fire in all cases.

In Mariupol sector militants violated the ceasefire in Krasnohorivka, Pavlopil and Lebedynske. “Two intense mortar attacks took place in Krasnohorivka between 13:00 and 17:00. Militants fired over 80 mortar rounds,” said the spokesman.  In total, six hostile attacks were recorded in Mariupol sector yesterday, militants used heavy weapons in four of them.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action, but two troops sustained wounds in a hostile attack in Avdiivka.

Report on the military developments as of July 17 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.