Militants launched 78 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

The situation in eastern Ukraine escalates. Militants launched 78 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 tensest situation was observed near Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), where militants fired at Ukrainian positions, using 120mm and 82 mm mortars.

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 82mm mortar and heavy machine gun fire near Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk).


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