Militants shell Ukrainian troops in Donbas 54 times in last day

23.08.2016 09:28 648

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.

As noted, in the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian servicemen came under 120mm mortar fire near Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk). In Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), the enemy shelled ATO troops, using mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The grenade launchers of various systems were used against Ukrainian soldiers in Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk) and Troitske (69km west of Luhansk).

In Mariupol direction, the terrorists used 120mm mortars to fire at Ukrainian positions in Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk) and Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk). Ukrainian defenders came under 82mm mortar and grenade launcher fire in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol).

In Luhansk direction, the tensest situation was observed in Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), where the terrorists used mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns to shell ATO troops.


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