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 Pro-Russian terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions 87 times yesterday; 114 mortar missiles were fired, - Staff

The situation remains difficult in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) press center in its report as of 6 a.m. April 13, posted on Facebook.

According to the Staff, the number of shelling cases by illegal armed gangs upon the ATO forces' position reached its April record high yesterday of 87 cases.

"Violating the cease-fire, the enemy used mortars 22 times, having fired 114 missiles upon the Ukrainian side. More cases of fire - nine - were conducted upon our positions in Avdiivka. Fire strikes from Minsk-banned weapons were committed against Ukrainian defenders in Novhorodske, Marinka, Talakivka, Shyrokyne, Pisky, Zaitseve, and Opytne," the message reads.

Read more: Situation in Donbas remains tense. Militants used mortars nine times near Avdiivka, - ATO press center

It is also reported that separatists fired from weapons of IFVs 12 times. In addition, strong points of the Ukrainian forces were sprayed near Luhanske, Novhorodske, Maiorsk, Marinka, and Novotroitske.

"It should be noted that in each case militants were enhancing the intensity of their fire with grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms. In order to hide their crimes from the OSCE monitoring mission, 70 percent of shelling was conducted by militants after dark.

"Over the indicated period, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were forced to open fire 25 times, using small caliber weapons only," the Staff informed.


 
 
 
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