Militants launched 94 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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The situation in eastern Ukraine escalates. Militants launched 94 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day. Violating the existing agreements, Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian positions, using weapons of over 100mm caliber. 

This is reported by the ATO press center.

In Mariupol direction, the tensest situation was observed near Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), where militants fired at Ukrainian positions, using 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, antiaircraft mounts, tanks and Grad-P multiple rocket launchers. ATO troops also came under tank, 120mm and 82mm mortar fire in Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk).

In Donetsk direction, the largest number of militants’ attacks was launched on Ukrainian strongholds outside Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk) from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars.

In Luhansk direction, positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came under 120mm mortar and heavy machine gun fire near Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk). Terrorists also shelled ATO troops near Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk), Novotoshkivske (53km north-west of Luhansk) and Popasna (90 km north-west of Luhansk), using machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems.

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