Militants launch 29 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

18.10.2016 09:56 260

Russian-backed militants launched 29 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 reported, the enemy violated ceasefire 20 times in Mariupol direction. The militants used 122mm artillery and mortars to shell Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). Ukrainian troops near Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher and small arm fire.

In Luhansk direction, six attacks were launched on ATO troops. The militants shelled Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), using 82mm mortars. Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk) and Zolote (67km north-east of Luhansk) were shelled, using grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms.

Three more attacks were launched on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk direction. In particular, ATO troops near Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk) came under 82mm mortar fire. The militants also fired at Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.


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