Militants launch 28 attacks on Ukrainian troops

Militants launch 28 attacks on Ukrainian troops

Having weakened their activity on Wednesday afternoon, the pro-Russian illegal armed groups continued to resort to intensive armed provocations at night.

Militants launched a total of 28 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine over the past day, the ATO press center reports.

"The enemy continued to shell our positions on the outskirts of the temporarily occupied cities of Donetsk and Horlivka [39 km north-east of Donetsk]. In the evening, the militants used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and 82mm mortars to fire at the ATO troops in Avdiyivka [18km north of Donetsk]. Mortars of the same caliber were used to shell Ukrainian strongholds in Zaitseve [67km north-north-east of Donetsk] as well. Ukrainian servicemen in Marinka [35 km south-west of Donetsk] came under small arm fire," the report reads.

In Mariupol direction, the illegal armed group used heavy machine guns and grenade launchers to shell Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol).


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