Ukraine Day 1090: LIVE UPDATES BELOW.
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Ukrainian positions on the Mariupol line were the most targeted today – Novotroitskoye, Gnutovo, Pavlopol, Shirokino, and Vodyanoye were struck by grenade-launchers, heavy machines guns and small arts. Mortar-launchers were used near Pavlopol.
At his daily briefing, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanik said that Russia-backed forces fired 28 Grad missiles outside Krasnogorovka, and fired more than 25 shots from tanks and 130 mortars.
Earlier militants used 120-mm mortar-launchers to attack Avdeyevka, Nevelsk, and Optynoye and grenade-launchers and firearms, and grenade-launchers and firearms on Novgorodskoye, Nevelskoye, Luganskoye and Zaytsevo. Snipers also fired on Avdeyevka, Luganskoye and Verkhnotoretskoye
The Ukrainian Dnipro-1 battalion said that drone flights have revealed more than 100 units of Russian military armor visible in Petrovsky and Kirovsky Districts of Donetsk and also a lot of military constructions.
Translation: In the last 12 days of war in Donbass, 9 civilians have been killed, and 41 wounded, OSCE reported.
He said that while ceasefire violations were “significantly reduced” in recent days, they are still too high; the OSCE marked 460 ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region on February 10 and 55 in the Lugansk Region.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick