Situation in ATO zone deteriorating

15.08.2017 р., 14:30

"A tendency toward a deterioration of the situation is being observed. Illegal armed units have violated the truce a total of 31 times in the past 24 hours. Eight of our servicemen have been wounded," the headquarters said.

Furthermore, there have been almost non-stop shelling attacks on Ukrainian army positions in the vicinity of Avdiyivka, where the militants allegedly targeted Ukrainian fortifications near the industrial zone almost ceaselessly from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Grenade launchers and large-caliber machine-guns were used in the attacks.

In the Donetsk sector, Ukrainian positions near Kamyanka and Luhanske came under fire at the end of the day. Five Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in a mortar strike on Ukrainian fortifications in the vicinity of Verkhniotoretske.

In the Mariupol sector, militant forces actively fired on Maryinka. Another Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in a grenade launcher attack on Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Vodiane.Militant forces have violated the truce 31 times and eight Ukrainian servicemen have been wounded in the past 24 hours, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters said.

Situation in ATO zone deteriorating

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