Militants attack ATO positions 31 times in past day

20.06.2016 13:32 276

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 times in the past 24 hours, including 14 times in the Donetsk sector, 11 times in the Mariupol sector and six times in the Luhansk sector.

The press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters informed this.

The situation was most tense near the town of Krasnohorivka in the Mariupol sector. From 21:00 to midnight on June 20, the enemy was firing 82mm and 120mm mortars, tank shells and 152mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions from the temporarily occupied village of Staromykhailivka, having launched more than 150 mines and shells.

The militants also fired automatic grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, and small arms near the villages of Hnutove, Talakivka and Shyrokyne.

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