Russian soldiers and mercenary forces claim Ukrainian soldiers shelling the residents’ houses
Eastern Ukraine saw a military escalation yesterday, July 10.
According to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, Russian forces mounted 94 attacks on Ukrainian troops along the entire contact line. The largest number of barrages was recorded in the Donetsk region.
The enemy used banned artillery systems to shell Ukrainian strongholds in a range of villages close to the cities of Donetsk and Avdiyivka.
Additionally, the enemy violated the ceasefire regime in the Mariupol sector 29 times. Officials noted the terrorists shelled Ukrainian troops from heavy mortars, as well as from grenade launchers, armed vehicles, large-caliber guns and small arms.
Apart from the military positions the combined Russian-backed separatist forces aim their fire at their own positions, with later shooting the houses of the local residents. The Ukrainian National Guard servants say it is done to discredit the Ukraine’s armed forces, as well as for fueling Russian propaganda in the region.