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Ukraine: Army positions targeted with mortar shots just before ceasefire01:03

Ukraine: Army positions targeted with mortar shots just before ceasefire

Ukraine, Lugans'ke
December 9, 2014 at 02:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

A militia known as the Russian Orthodox Army shot several mortars using two 122-mm howitzers (D-30) on the edge of the village of Lugansk, 23 kilometers (14 miles) south of Donetsk on Monday morning. The heavy projectiles were launched 24 hours before the announced ceasefire in Ukraine.

The fighters aimed their shots at a position where Ukrainian soldiers had been shooting from on Sunday night. It remains unknown how much damage the mortars caused.

Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a 'day of silence', a ceasefire, in eastern Ukraine, starting on December 9.

Ukraine: Army positions targeted with mortar shots just before ceasefire01:03
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A militia known as the Russian Orthodox Army shot several mortars using two 122-mm howitzers (D-30) on the edge of the village of Lugansk, 23 kilometers (14 miles) south of Donetsk on Monday morning. The heavy projectiles were launched 24 hours before the announced ceasefire in Ukraine.

The fighters aimed their shots at a position where Ukrainian soldiers had been shooting from on Sunday night. It remains unknown how much damage the mortars caused.

Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a 'day of silence', a ceasefire, in eastern Ukraine, starting on December 9.

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