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Day 937: September 11, 2016
Press by
The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Russian-Backed Forces Reportedly Use Artillery For First Time Since Ceasefire
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Ceasefire no more? As we reported yesterday, this weekend saw a steep escalation of fighting which had been relatively quiet. On Saturday, the Ukrainian military reported 30 ceasefire violations. Near the Maryinka line, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed:
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Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, one injured in Donbas in last day

Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another one was injured in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, presidential administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

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Sep 12, 2016 07:07 (GMT)

On Sunday, the Ukrainian military reported fewer ceasefire violations, but they also reported that Russian-backed proxies had used artillery for the first time since the newest ceasefire was signed. Ukraine Today reports:

The situation heated in Mariupol direction, where 5 violations of "regime of silence" were recorded. Russian proxies attacked strategic positions of Ukrainian army in the village of Shyrokyne using banned by Minsk agreements 122 mm howitzers. Nearby positions were attacked with medium mortars of 82-mm caliber.

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Ceasefire heat: Russian proxies commence first artillery raid in last 10 days

Russian-backed militants fire artillery toward the Ukrainian positions near the city of Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine (AP Photo) After short pause Russian-controlled forces again using heavy weapon in Donbas Although Ukrainian military insist the situation in Donbas is under control, today they reported about first since September, 1 fire raid of Kremlin-backed militants with heavy artillery.

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Sep 12, 2016 07:09 (GMT)

The question remains whether this fighting is a sign of yet another escalation, or are these just blips on the radar?

-- James Miller