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 One Ukrainian soldier killed since midnight as separatists employ heavy weapons in Donbas, - ATO Staff

Last night, Russian militants opened fire upon positions of the Ukraine's Armed Forces in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area 17 times. In the morning, the enemy resorted to using heavy weapons for shelling.

This was announced by the ATO Staff's spokesperson Leonid Matiukhin on air of 112 Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.

"The night was not quiet. First, they used grenade launchers and small arms; in the morning, heavier weapon was employed. In Mariupol direction, they fired 122 mm artillery. Lighter weapons were used to impact Vodiane, Pavlopil, and Shyrokyne. A sniper operated in Shyrokyne.

"In Donetsk direction, Avdiivka and Kamianka came under mortar fire; Verkhniotoretske and Luhanske -- under grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms fire. As of this moment [8 a.m. - ed.], 17 cases of fire [have been recorded - ed.]. Unfortunately, one soldier was killed," he said.

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Later, press officer of Mariupol sector Oleksandr Kindsfater added that militants committed five cases of shelling in Mariupol direction during the night.

"As the new day started, as of 6 a.m., Russian occupation troops were continuing armed provocations. They opened fire from small arms, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns five times upon our strong points in Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne," he said.
 
 
 
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