Ministry of Defense: The militants fired at Avdiivka from 120 mm mortars


Two hostile attacks were recorded in the combat zone, in Donetsk sector, over the last day. “After 22.00, Russian proxies fired with grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms at Ukrainian troops at Maryanka. At midnight, militants used 82 mm mortars at Ukrainian troops at Kamyanka. The explosion of three mines of this caliber was recorded”, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

The militants fired at the civilian infrastructure of Avdiivka with 120 mm mortars. “Russian proxies continue to violate the ceasefire, using the weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements at the civil infrastructure of Donbas settlements”, Colonel Hutsulyak said.

The Joint center for coordination and control recorded six 120-mm mortar ammunitions have hit the household buildings and backyards of civilians in the area of Avdiivka-Donetsk railroad haul. Country houses were partially destroyed, fences were damaged. No casualties were recorded among local residents.

Ukrainian troops also incurred no casualties yesterday.

According to the updated information of the Headquarters, Ukrainian military confirms hostile attacks on its troops in Donetsk sector with the use of small arms on March 22.

Report on the military developments as of March 23 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.