Militants launch 63 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine

05.07.2016 09:27 541

The situation in ATO area in eastern Ukraine remains tense and tends to escalate. Russian-backed militants launched 63 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"Majority of attacks was recorded in Donetsk direction. The enemy used banned 122mm artillery to fire at our troops near Zaitseve [67km north-north-east of Donetsk] and 120mm mortars to shell Opytne [11.5km north-west of Donetsk], Pisky [12km north-west of Donetsk]. Grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns were used to shell Avdiyivka [18km north of Donetsk]," the report reads.

In Mariupol direction, the Russian-terrorist troops used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to fire at Ukrainian soldiers in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). ATO troops in Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk) came under 120mm mortar fire.


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