Militants launch 42 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine

12.08.2016 09:34 516

Russian-backed militants launched 42 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"Russian occupation troops again violated the Minsk agreements over the past day. The enemy launched 42 attacks on Ukrainian troops, including using weapons of prohibited caliber," the report reads.

In Mariupol area, militants used 120mm and 82mm mortars, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems to shell Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), Taramchuk (30km south-west of Donetsk), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol).

In Donetsk area, grenade launchers, machine guns and mortars were used by terrorists to fire at Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk). Ukrainian servicemen in Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk) and Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) came under small-arm fire.


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