Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ukraine: Government says Russia-backed separatists violated cease-fire using heavy artillery

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Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on November 6 that Russia-backed separatists have used heavy artillery in persistent cease-fire violations in the Donetsk region over the previous 24 hours. It said that two soldiers were wounded.

A ministry statement said the separatists violated the ceasefire 23 times, firing at areas near the towns of Avdiyivka and Opytne with rocket launchers, 82-millimeter mortars, and heavy machine guns.

Ukrainian positions near the towns of Pisky, Novotoshkivske, and Novooleksandrivka were targeted by mortar and artillery fire, the statement said.

It said the separatists also used antitank grenade launchers near the town of Vodyane.

The News:
https://www.rferl.or … russia/28837767.html