Militants launch 40 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

25.10.2016 10:27 377

Russian-backed militants launched 40 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, the militants violated ceasefire 24 times in Mariupol direction. The militants used heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, and small arms to shell ATO troops in Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), and Hranitne (57km south of Donetsk). Ukrainian positions in Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), and Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) came under anti-aircraft, machine gun, 82mm mortar fire.

In Donetsk direction, 13 attacks on Ukrainian troops were launched. The terrorists used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms to shell Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk). In Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), the enemy used 122mm artillery, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms to fire at ATO troops.

Three more attacks on Ukrainian positions were launched in Luhansk direction. Russian-backed militants shelled Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk), using machine guns and 82mm mortars.

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