Militants launched 64 attacks on ATO troops in Donbas in last day

18.07.2016 09:32 722

The pro-Russian militants launched 64 attacks on the Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine over the past day, according to the ATO headquarters. 

The majority of attacks were recorded in Donetsk direction – 40 attacks. The militants used 120mm mortars, 82mm grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns to shell the Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka, Zaitseve, and Mayorsk. Also, the Russian-backed soldiers used 120mm mortars near the village of Dacha, and 82mm grenade launchers – near Verkhnyotoretsk. Also, the enemy shelled Novhorodske using grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and antiaircraft emplacement.

A total of 17 attacks were launched in Mariupol direction. In particular, the enemy used 120mm mortars to shell the Ukrainian positions in Starohnativka, Shyrokyno, Novoselivka, and Hnutovo, and 82mm mortars - near Pavlopole. The enemy also used armored personnel carriers to attack Mariynka.

In addition, the enemy violated the Minsk agreements seven times in Luhansk direction. The pro-Russian forces used 120mm mortars near Novoazovsk, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and anti-aircraft guns in Staryi Aidar. Also, mortars were used to shell the village of Orekhovo.


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