Militants shell Ukrainian troops 61 times in last day

Militants shell Ukrainian troops 61 times in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 61 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

"Twenty-nine ceasefire violations were recorded in Mariupol direction. In particular, the enemy used 152mm artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars near Shyrokyne [20km east of Mariupol]. In addition, the Russian invaders used 120mm mortars to fire at our positions near Hnutove [19km north-west of Mariupol]. Ukrainian servicemen came under small arm fire outside Marinka [35 km south-west of Donetsk] and Krasnohorivka [29 km west of Donetsk]," the report reads.

In Donetsk direction, the enemy fired at Ukrainian defenders near Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk), using 120 mm mortars. Militants used 120mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk). In Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), terrorists fired from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.


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