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 Russian terrorists attacked Ukrainian troops at Mariupol and Luhansk directions with small arms, employed grenade launchers near Donetsk, - Staff

The Russian occupation forces fired at the Ukrainian soldiers 16 times from midnight to 6 p.m. today.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center.

The latest update reads: "The enemy used small arms to violate "silence regime" on the outskirts of Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Starohnativka, and Marinka at Mariupol direction.

"The invaders committed attacks with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms in the vicinity of Avdiivka, Kamianka Verkhniotoretske, and Zaitseve at Donetsk section of the front.

"At Luhansk direction, the enemy resorted to armed provocations near Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka using small arms and machine guns. Besides, sniper attacks were recorded in Novooleksandrivka."

Read more: Militants fire whatever they want; when they press too hard, we use small arms against their firing points, - Ukrainian fighters in Avdiivka area. VIDEO

The ATO Staff press center added: "It is known that the Trilateral Contact Group signed a framework agreement on the disengagement of troops and hardware in three areas along the demarcation line in the Donbas. It was concluded Sept. 21, 2016 in Minsk. The document envisages creation of three safe zones in the towns of Zolote, Petrivske, and Stanytsia Luhanska for de-escalation along the contact line. The agreement actually creates conditions unsuitable for small arms attacks.

"The Ukrainian side is ready to unconditionally implement the agreement on the disengagement of troops from the demarcation line. For this purpose, the Ukrainian troops started preparation of the corresponding areas by clearing them from mines to provide the unimpeded movement for the OSCE teams.
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"The preparation for the disengagement of troops is also underway as well as construction of observation posts and specific locations for deployment of troops designated for withdrawal from the line of contact.

"The Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the cease-fire and de-escalation at the contact line (JCCC) is piloting possible ways and mechanisms of the military units' disengagement.

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces strictly observe the cease-fire. However, the enemy keeps committing attacks and provocations even in the areas designated for disengagement of troops," in the press center summed up.
 
 
 
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