Militants launch 85 attacks on Ukrainian positions in last day

01.08.2016 10:32 563

Russian-backed militants launched 85 attacks on positions of Ukraine’s Armed Forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, over the past day, of which 37 attacks were recorded in Donetsk area, 35 attacks – in Mariupol area, and 13 – in Luhansk area, the ATO headquarters press center reports.

In particular, in Donetsk area, the enemy attacked Ukrainian troops, using 152mm and 122mm heavy artillery. Also, militants used mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns to shell the Ukrainian positions in Opytne, Avdiivka, Zaitseve and Pisky. The situation remained tense in Mayorsk, Kamianka and Troitske.

In Mariupol area, the enemy used mortars of different calibers to shell Shyrokyno and Marinka. Ukrainian servicemen in Krasnohorivka came under 82mm mortar and small arm fire. In addition, militants used armored personnel carriers to shell Vodiane and Starohnativka. Furthermore, enemy snipers were recorded near Marinka, Starohnativka, and Novotroitske.

In Luhansk area, the enemy used 82mm mortars and grenade launchers to shell the Ukrainian positions near Novotoshkovska, Novozvanivka, and Krymske. Also, grenade launchers were used near Novoaleksandrivka, Stanitsa Luhanska, and Popasna.


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