On Sunday, separatists in the Donetsk area used 152mm and 122mm heavy artillery weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, the Ukrainian Headquarters press service reported on July 31. According to them, Russian forces opened fire 27 times on Ukrainian positions on Sunday.
“The most challenging situation is in the Donetsk area. Heavy artillery of 152mm and 122mm caliber, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms were used by the enemy in Avdiivka. Luhanske and Pisky were also hit by mortar and machine gun shells,” the headquarters reported.
The number of provocations from the occupation side in the areas of Avdiivka and Starognativka has increased. Ukrainian soldiers were forced to return fire, the report says.
Marinka and Krasnohorivka were shelled by mortars. Small arms and automatic grenade launchers were used in Starognativka and Slavne, and a sniper was firing in Novotroitske, the Ukrainian Headquarters press center noted. Shelling from mortars and grenade launchers was also recorded in the areas of Novoaleksandrivka, Novozvanivka and Krymske. At the same time, small arms were used.