Militants launch 39 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

22.10.2016 11:18 363

Russian-backed militants launched 39 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"The militants launched 18 attacks on ATO troops in Mariupol direction. Ukrainian positions in Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk) and Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) came under heavy machine gun, grenade launcher, and small arm fire. The militants also used 82mm mortars to fire at Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol)," the statement reads.

In Luhansk direction, 12 ceasefire violations by terrorists were recorded. The enemy shelled Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk) and Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), using grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms.

Nine more attacks were recorded in Donetsk direction. The militants fired at Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), using 82mm mortars, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk) came under tank, 82mm and 120mm mortar fire.

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