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Ukrainian military open fire on LPR militia’s positions 11 times

December 10, 2017, 10:41 UTC+3 LUGANSK

The Ukrainian military used mortars, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, various grenade launchers and small arms

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LUGANSK, December 10. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military over past 24 hours eleven times opened fire on the militia’s positions in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the republic’s defense authority said on Sunday.

"Under fire were districts in Pervomaisk, Slavyanoserbsk and Kalinovo, Kalinovka, Nizhneye Lozovoye, Krymskoye, Zhelobok and Krasny Liman," Luganskinformcenter quoted the authority as saying.

The Ukrainian military used mortars, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, various grenade launchers and small arms.

Since the fall of 2014, participants in the Contact Group on East Ukrainian settlement have announced about a dozen of ceasefire deals. On June 24, the so-called "harvest ceasefire" came into effect - it was expected to hold until the end of August. However, shelling incidents continued to happen.

On August 23, the Contact Group members declared a "back-to-school" ceasefire in Donbass starting from August 25. However, on that very day, defense authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk Republics reported that their territories had come under shelling from positions of the Ukrainian troops. Kiev, in turn, has been accusing the republics of violating the ceasefire.

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