Ukrainian military command: pro-Russian militants used heavy artillery in the Donbas for the first time in the this year

On Saturday, January 13, pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas used artillery for the first time since the beginning of the New Year-Christmas ceasefire on December 23, reported the headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.

"A shelling attack by grenade launchers, 120-mm mortars and 122-mm artillery systems against the fortifications of ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) forces on the approaches to Vodyane village in the area along the Sea of Azov coast (Priazovye) has lasted for almost an hour. Pro-Russian militants have fired over two dozen pieces of ammunition there. In the same area, around the village of Pavlopil, illegal armed groups fired with heavy mortars," the military said.
Near the Butivka mine, the militants fired 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers. Near the Kamyanka and Novoluhanske settlements they used small arms and 82-mm mortars, while near Verkhnyotoretske they used grenade launchers and small arms,” the message of the Ukrainian command reads

According to the Ukrainian Armed forces, there have been six shelling attacks along the contact line since Saturday morning. In response, the Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire once.

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