The CCA stated that forced to use a “large caliber”

В ООС заявили, что вынуждены применить "крупный калибр"

The Donbass observed the escalation of the conflict. Thursday division of the United forces had followed the enemy to return fire from heavy machine guns.

The separatists on Thursday, may 17, made for about 70 rounds of artillery and has released more than 70 min. this was stated at a briefing on Thursday speaker of the defense Ministry Dmitry Gutsulyak, UKRINFORM reported.

It is noted that the Ukrainian side was forced to open retaliatory fire from heavy machine guns.

“In total since midnight, militants occupying administrations of the Russian Federation has made to our defenders about 70 shots from artillery caliber of 122 mm, and fired over 70 mortar of calibre of 120 mm. Divisions of the United forces conducting active defense 11 times and returned fire from heavy machine guns and small arms”, – said the speaker.

So, in the direction of Donetsk just after midnight the enemy three times used the 120-mm mortars on the defenders of the Trinity. In total during the night our military counted there is about 20 mortar gaps.

From 05.30 in the next hour, the enemy made 40 shots from artillery caliber of 122 mm in the Novoluganskogo defenders, and kept the fire from APCS and heavy machine guns.

Also, the separatists made over 10 shots from artillery caliber of 122 mm near zaytsevo.

The 120-mm mortars, the enemy applied to our defenders Zalizny, and twice – around Novoluganskogo.

At the direction of Lugansk artillery caliber of 122 mm enemy had used in the morning under the defence positions of the joint forces near the settlement Hnutove, and twice — near the Water. The defenders Water, the enemy fired over 20 mortar of calibre of 120 mm.

Enemy fire provocations from different types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms was observed our defenders on the demarcation line near the settlement of Novotoshkovskoye, Nevel, Shirokino, Hnutove, Novoluganskogo, Experienced, Lebedinsky, 4 times near the Water, and five times in the area of Novozvanovka said Gutsulyak.

Earlier, the press center of the headquarters of the FOS noted that since the beginning of the day, may 17, the situation on the frontline remains under control.

We will remind, the day 15 may, the separatists 45 times opened fire at positions of forces of Operation joint forces (OOS). One soldier was killed and two were injured.


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