Kremlin-backed separatists have attacked Ukrainian army positions 67 times in the past 24 hours in a war zone in eastern Ukraine. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed, three more – injured, according to the press service of Ukraine’s military headquarters.
“The enemy intensified shelling at twilight,” says the statement of Ukraine’s military press service issued on June 17. “Militants used weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements in almost one-third of shelling cases.”
The separatists shelled Ukrainian forces with 120 millimeters and 82 millimeters mortals in Mariupol Oblast. In Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, they used tanks, grenade launchers, infantry weapons, and small arms.