"Russian terrorist forces shelled the ATO forces' positions and peaceful residential areas for 40 times yesterday evening. The Minsk agreements were violated 13 times," the message reads.
According to the HQ, the militants were especially active after sunset, using 122-mm artillery, 120-mm mortars, and tanks.
"Mortar shelling was conducted over ATO forces' positions near Kamianka, Opytne, Pisky, Novotoshkivske. The Ukrainian army's positions near Verkhniotoretske were shelled with artillery. Near Avdiivka, Lozove, Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska terrorists used mortars and small arms to fire," the HQ informed.
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It is noted that as of 6 a.m. Monday, July 13, the ATO forces' positions near Verkhniotoretske, Troitske, and Maiorske were shelled with 120-mm mortars. Artillery of 122-mm caliber was used to fire at Hirniak city, the Donetsk region.
"Pro-Russian gangs continue to shell residential areas with artillery. On July 12, terrorists were shelling Avdiivka with 122-mm howitzers for 30 minutes, and later with 120-mm mortars in the morning of Monday," the press center informed and added that "gangs' firing at civilians proves that these organizations' members are regular killers and looters. Popular discontent with uncovered banditry on the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is growing daily. People want peace instead of war and quasi khanate."