Militants launched 26 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day


Militants launched 26 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO press center.

The tensest situation was observed in Luhansk direction, where militants used grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk), Novotoshkivske (53km north-west of Luhansk) and Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk). ATO troops also came under mortar fire outside Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk).

In Donetsk direction, illegal armed formations shelled Ukrainian strongholds outside Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) and Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), using grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Ukrainian soldiers also came under grenade launcher fire near Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk) and Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk).

In Mariupol direction, militants fired at Ukrainian positions outside Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) and Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), using 82mm mortars.

As the ATO press center reports, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as a result of armed hostilities in Donbas in last day.