Militants launch 35 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

24.10.2016 09:36 327

Russian-backed militants launched 35 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, 20 attacks were launched on Ukrainian troops in Mariupol direction. The militants used heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, and small arms to shell Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), Taramchuk (30km south-west of Donetsk).

Nine ceasefire violations by militants were recorded in Luhansk direction. The terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions near Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk) and Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk), using grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms. ATO troops in Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) and Shchastia (23km north of Luhansk) came under 82mm mortar fire.

Six more attacks were launched on ATO forces in Donetsk direction. In particular, the terrorists used grenade launchers, machine guns and 120mm mortars to fire at Ukrainian positions in Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk).

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