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Ukrainian soldier wounded by shrapnel near Mariupol

Donbas militants 16 times violated the ceasefire deal, the forces of the ATO returned fire on four occasions.

Ukrainian soldier wounded by shrapnel near Mariupol
Photo: Photo: Max Levin

Over the past day, the militants violated the ceasefire regime 16 times in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas. In response, ATO forces four times returned fire, the press center of ATO said in a Facebook release on Monday, 17 July.

On Sunday afternoon terrorists did not shell Ukrainian positions, but resumed provocations after 18:00.

In the Mariupol sector, the ATO support points in Vodyane and Shyrokyne have been shelled from grenade launchers. Starting 20:40 and almost for two hours, the terrorists fired 120- and 82-mm mortars, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at the ATO forces stationed near the village of Hnutove. At about the same time, terrorists pounded Talakivka. As a result of this shelling, a Ukrainian military officer received a shrapnel wound. At the end of the day the militants fired thirteen 82-mm mortar projectiles at Krasnohorivka.

In the Luhansk sector, militants fired Novozvanivka, Troyitske, Novooleksandrivka and Donets from grenade launchers and small arms.

On the night of July 16, militants shelled Zolote settlement in Luhansk Region, using weapons prohibited under the Minsk accords.