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Ukrainian army positions come under 327 attacks over past week, with 30 times of forbidden weapon use

Ukrainian army positions come under 327 attacks over past week, with 30 times of forbidden weapon useUkrainian army positions have come under 327 attacks in the eastern territory, uncontrolled by the Ukrainian government, where the Ukrainian army is conducting its operation, in the period from January 13, when the Trilateral Contact Group held its first meeting of this year, and Wednesday morning, the Ukrainian mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) has said.

Thirty attacks were conducted through the use of armaments, which were supposed to be pulled back, the JCCC press service quoted Ukrainian Representative to the JCCC Lt. Gen. Andriy Taran as saying on Wednesday.

An overwhelming majority of the truce violations happened in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors, in the evening or at night, he said.

Most attacks on Ukrainian army positions over the past week were observed near Novhorodske, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Vodyane and Talakivka, the report said. In addition to small arms, militants weapons, which were required to be withdrawn, Taran said. "Mostly, those were 82mm mortars, but some 120mm mortars and one Grad-P, the so-called 'Partizan', were used, too," he said.

Militants fired at least 145 82mm and 120mm mines, JCCC Ukrainian observers said.

The Ukrainian representative to the JCCC also said that hostile snipers had become active in that period. In all, 22 sniper shots have been observed, Taran said.

Source: Interfax-Ukraine
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