Militants launch 59 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine

15.08.2016 09:28 617

Russian-backed militants launched 59 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 Donetsk direction, the militants used mortars of banned calibers, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell ATO troops in Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk). Ukrainian servicemen in Leninske (22km east of Mariupol) came under machine-gun and grenade-launcher fire.

In Mariupol direction, the terrorists used mortars, machine guns and small arms to fire at Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk). Ukrainian servicemen in Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) came mainly under grenade-launcher fire.

In Luhansk region, enemy used 122-mm self-propelled guns and 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions in Popasna (90 km north-west of Luhansk).


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