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 Terrorists shelled Ukrainian army positions with artillery which was to be withdrawn – ATO speaker

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The terrorists use artillery, which, according to assurances of the militants’ leaders has been withdrawn from the demarcation line.

Instead of withdrawing heavy weapons from the line of demarcation, the terrorists are actively employing it. There were more attacks last night compared to previous ones - 28 in total, including artillery shelling.

This was announced at a briefing of the ATO HQ representative Anatolii Stelmakh, Censor.NET reports citing Channel 5.

"The Donetsk direction remains the hottest spot. Here the bandits used 152-mm artillery systems to attack Avdiivka. The artillery also shelled the villages of Pisky and Vodiane. Small arms were used [by the militants] to attack Shyrokyne at the Mariupol direction, and a sniper was sweeping our positions until 8 p.m., March 11. The ATO forces open fire only in response [to the attacks] and continue equipping defensive positions," Stelmakh said.

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"This is further evidence that the statement of the militant leaders that the gang formations withdrew all the heavy weapons in accordance with the Minsk agreements is not true. Mortar and grenade launchers were also used to shell Pisky, Avdiivka, Opytne, and Vodiane," Stelmakh concluded.


 
 
 
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