Militants shell Ukrainian troops in Donbas 54 times in last day

20.07.2016 10:19 304

Russian-backed militants launched 54 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

In Mariupol area, Ukrainian servicemen came under mortar fire near Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk) and under small arms fire near Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk).

In Donetsk area, the tensest situation is still observed in Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), where the terrorists used 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian troops. In addition, the militants used 120mm mortar to fire at Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk), 82mm mortars – to shell Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk) and Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk).


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