Monday, September 19 2016 12:45 EEST
No ceasefire in Donbas: Ukraine reports about 18 attacks in last day
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​The Russian occupation forces attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 18 times in last day, no heavy weapons were used, according to the press center of Ukraine's Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

In particular, three instances of the violation of the ceasefire in the Luhansk sector were reported, the ATO HQ wrote in an update as of 06:00 local time on September 19, which was posted on Facebook, according to Unian.

The enemy resorted to armed provocations in the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka, where militants were firing from small arms.

'Six instances of the violation of the ceasefire were reported in the Donetsk sector. The industrial area in the town of Avdiyivka was the 'hottest spot' – the enemy was firing on Ukrainian defenders, using grenade launchers, machine-guns and small arms. The village of Verkhniotoretske also came under small arms fire,' the update said.

Further, the enemy started to use long-range rifles in the Mariupol and Donetsk sectors. In particular, the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka came under sniper fire.

Three enemy drones were spotted in the ATO zone in the last day, according to the update.

'Despite the provocations, the Armed Forces of Ukraine strictly abide by the Minsk agreements,' the ATO HQ said.

As reported earlier by, UN: Death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached more than 9,600.

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