Militants launch 54 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine in last day

02.08.2016 09:31 465

Russian-backed militants launched 54 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day. Some attacks were launched, using the weapons banned under the Minsk Agreements.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"In Donetsk area, the enemy used 120mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the site between Avdiyivka [18km north of Donetsk] and Krasnohorivka [29 km west of Donetsk], as well as in Troitske [69km west of Luhansk]. In addition, the enemy launched attacks, using 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms, near Avdiyivka [18km north of Donetsk], Mayorske [45km north of Donetsk], Novhorodske [34km north of Donetsk], Zaitseve [67km north-north-east of Donetsk] and Opytne [11.5km north-west of Donetsk]," the report reads.

In Mariupol area, the tense situation was observed in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), where terrorists used 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian strongholds.


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