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 Terrorists violated cease-fire 50 times over past 24 hours. MAP

The situation in the ATO zone remains tense, but is controlled by the Ukrainian troops.

Andrii Lysenko, speaker of the National Security and Defense Council announced today at a briefing, Censor.NET reports.

More than a third of all provocations involved weapons which are banned under the Minsk Agreements, namely the 120-mm mortars and 122-mm cannon artillery.

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The militants also fired from tanks three times.

The most intense clashes happened in the following places:

- Shyrokyne and Talakivka villages (Mariupol sector)

- Donetsk airport area (Pisky and Opytne villages, Avdiivka town, Horlivka outskirts and Putylivska mine) in the Donetsk sector

- ATO positions near Triokhizbenka village (Luhansk sector).

The fight between Ukrainian soldiers and the terrorists, who tried to break through the front line to Triokhizbenka village, lasted for more than two hours yesterday. The terrorists fired at the Army's positions from small arms, mortars, heavy machine guns and anti-aircraft gun. The enemy was forced to retreat at around 12:20 p.m. on April 18.

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In Shyrokyne village, the militants violated the truce using artillery, mortars, and small arms, which was witnessed by the international OSCE observers.

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The militants continue to conduct active aerial reconnaissance. Ukrainian border guards report on four terrorists' UAV flights over the past 24 hours.

 
 
 
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