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The headquarters of the ATO: for the First time during the truce, the invaders used guns

Once the Ukrainian military opened fire in response

Photo: Press center of the ATO headquarters / Facebook

On January 13, the militants for the first time since the start of the truce used artillery weapons, said the headquarters of ATO in Facebook.

“Russian occupation troops continue to violate the cease-fire for the duration of Christmas and new year holidays and shelled out Minsk agreements prohibited weapons to strengthen the Armed forces of Ukraine. Today for the first time during the truce, the invaders used guns,” – said in the headquarters.

It is reported that in Lugansk the direction fighters fired at positions of the AFU near Novoluganskogo of small arms and 82 mm mortars.

The headquarters of the ATO added that at the Donetsk direction, “it was hot”. Fighters almost an hour fired at the Ukrainian positions near the Water from grenade launchers, 120 mm mortars and artillery systems of caliber 122 mm. They released more than two dozen ammunition. Under fire from mortars also hit the Pavlopol.

It is noted that the positions of AFU near the mine Butovka fired from 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers, and near Kamenka – from small arms and 82 mm mortars.

“Overall, since the beginning of the day along the demarcation line of the parties recorded six attacks on the fortifications of the Armed forces of Ukraine. In one case, Ukrainian the soldiers gave the enemy adequate response,” – said in the headquarters.

#АТОподії #АТОречник #Donbas #spokesperson #statementЗведення Прес-центру штабу АТО станом на 18.00 13 січня 2018 рок…

Posted by Прес-центр штабу АТО on Saturday, January 13, 2018

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

00.00 23 December 2017 in the conflict zone was announced new year and Christmas truce. December 24, according to Ukrainian military, the militants violated the agreement and opened fire.

The parties have repeatedly declared a truce, but never managed to achieve full compliance.

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