Monday, September 12 2016 13:45 EEST
War in Ukraine: Militants conducted 37 attacks on Ukrainian army positions over the past day
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Most of the militants’ activity was observed in the Mariupol sector, totaling 20 attacks

The Donbas situation is generally controllable despite a trend towards escalation, the press service of the army operation staff said, adding that the militants conducted 37 attacks on Ukrainian army positions over the past day, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

'The enemy staged armed provocations in the Vodiane area where 122mm artillery banned by the Minsk agreements fired on Ukrainian strongholds in Vodiane and 82mm mortars were used against defenders of Shyrokyne and Vodiane,' the report said.

In addition, the militants used BMP-2 armored personnel carriers in Shyrokyne and fired small arms, grenade launchers and machineguns in Hranitne, Maryinka, Starohnativka, Shyrokyne and Talakivka in the Mariupol area, it said.

The militants committed nine violations of the truce in the Luhansk sector, the report said. 'Novooleksandrivka came under attack of infantry combat vehicles, an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers, machineguns and small arms. A sniper was also active in Novooleksandrivka,' the report said.

The least degree of militants’ activity was seen in the Donetsk sector, where eight shelling incidents occurred. According to the staff, the militants fired small arms, machineguns and grenade launchers on Avdiyivka and Luhanske.

As reported earlier by, OSCE: Ceasefire in the Donbas region lasted over the last week gives hope for maintaining total ceasefire.

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