: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Militants open fire more than 4,000 times during truce – Defense Ministry


The social-political and humanitarian situation in the ATO area and neighboring districts remains tense due to a high risk of shelling of civil, industrial and residential objects by terrorists, as well as resumption of combat actions.
Acting head of the press and information department of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine Valentyn Buriachenko told a briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media center, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports.
“Since the beginning of the announcement of the ceasefire regime at 18:00, September 5, and till 6:00 a.m., December 17, 2014, there were 4,389 cases of shelling of Ukrainian positions by militants of illegal armed groups,” he said.
Buriachenko added that since the moment of the “silence regime” at 10:00 a.m. in the morning, December 9, militants carried out fire 106 times on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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