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“Ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine: Russian militants launch over 200 mortar shells last day

Russian militants were most active in the Mariupol sector. The enemy fired from small arms, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Bohdanivka and Hnutove.
Active hostilities continued in Luhanske and Avdiivka. Militants used mortars during each attack, launching over 200 mortar shells at Ukrainian positions

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An enemy sniper was active near Shyrokyne, Pavlopil and Bohdanivka. The also militants fired 122mm artillery systems on Vodiane.

”In the Luhansk sector, Russia`s hybrid military forces opened fire from different types of weapons, including mortars, on the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka, Krymske and Novotoshkivske,” the report says.

In the Donetsk sector, in addition to different types of weapons, the occupiers used banned mortars on the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Luhanske.

The Russian occupation forces have attacked the Ukrainian-held town of Toretsk in Donetsk region, one civilian has been killed, according to the main department of the National Police in Donetsk region.

The attack was reported on Tuesday evening, it said.

”Militant shells hit private houses on Vosme Bereznia Street in Toretsk`s Novhorodske residential area. A young man (born in 1986) was killed in an explosion of a shell near his house,” the police said.

Investigators are working on the site, helping local residents and fixing the aftermath of the attack.

Information about the attack was included in the national register of pre-trial investigations under Article 258 (an act of terror) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The population of Toretsk (formerly Dzerzhynsk, renamed in 2016 under the de-communization law) is about 34,000 people. Late in July 2014, the town was liberated from illegal Russia-backed formations of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People Republic (DPR). Since then, it is regularly shelled by the occupation forces.


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