Militants launched 97 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

14.03.2017 09:24 275

Militants launched 97 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.

In Mariupol direction, the enemy used 122mm artillery to shell Ukrainian strongholds near Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol). Militants also launched attacks on Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), using small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers.

In Donetsk direction, terrorists used heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and 82mm mortars to fire at ATO troops outside Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) and Novhorodske (34km north of Donetsk). Tense situation was also observed near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), where militants launched attacks, using grenade launchers, mortars and 152mm artillery.

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) and Popasna (90 km north-west of Luhansk), using grenade launchers, 120mm and 82mm mortars.

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