ATO forces shelled 60+ times on first day of ceasefire



According to ATO headquarters, since the beginning of the ceasefire terrorists have fired on Ukrainian forces using all kinds of weapons in an attempt to break the ceasefire

An ATO press release, posted 19:00 (Kyiv time), reports that positions of ATO forces have been shelled continuously.

“Despite the Minsk agreement, illegal armed groups are continuing to actively fire on ATO forces, using all types of weapons. From available sources, it has become known that militants are planning to capture Debaltseve  from the direction of Horlivka and Vuhlehirsk,” the report says.

According to ATO, the terrorists have been directed to provoke Ukraine’s military and break the peace agreements. To accomplish their goal, the occupiers are using practically all kinds of weapons.

“The greatest fire intensity is noticed in the direction of Debaltseve. The activity of the terrorists has diminished somewhat near Donetsk and Luhansk. However, our positions are being shelled there as well. The enemy is conducting active aerial reconnaissance in the direction of Mariupol,” the report stresses.

In addition, the occupiers are deliberately firing on cities and villages where there are no ATO positions.

“At 8:25 and 15:10 terrorists fired mortars on Donetsk. Also at 00:15 several attacks from Grad multiple rocket systems hit Popasna. Over all, the illegal armed groups have shelled ATO forces more than 60 times during the day,” ATO reports.

“The enemy is not adhering to peace commitments and every day is trying to grab more and more territory,” ATO concludes.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych

Source: Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

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