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 Ukrainian soldiers shelled by enemy in Pisky and near Butivka mine, - B sector press officer Romanov

Last night, pro-Russian militants were shelling the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces' positions near Pisky village and Butivka mine.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by B sector press officer Yevhen Romanov on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Between midnight and 8 a.m., only two cases of shelling were recorded. Positions of the Ukrainian soldiers near Butivka mine and in Pisky village came under fire," he said.

Read more: Militants continue to shell ATO forces' positions with mortars, grenade launchers, IFVs: 48 cases of shelling yesterday, - ATO HQ

According to Romanov, between 6 p.m. and midnight of Jan. 17, 19 cases of shelling were recorded in the Donetsk direction.

"The fire was conducted in the vicinity of Novhorodske, Lozove, Pisky, Butivka mine, Opytne, Zaitseve, Maiorsk, Avdiivka, Novoselivka and Verkhniotoretske. [The enemy] was using grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns. Ukrainian positions were also fired at from a BMP-1 weapon: 10 shots were fired. Small arms were also used," he added.

The press officer noted that Ukrainian soldiers were forced to fire back.
 
 
 
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