Militants launched 55 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

20.05.2017 11:35 620

Militants launched 55 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, militants used 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) and Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol). ATO troops in Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk) and Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk) came under 82mm mortar and small arms fire.

In Donetsk direction, illegal armed formations used 82mm and 120mm mortars, small arms and grenade launchers to fire at the outskirts of Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk). The enemy also launched attacks on ATO troops near Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk), using 82mm mortars and small arms.

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants used Grad multiple rocket launchers, 152mm and 122mm artillery systems to fire at Ukrainian strongholds outside Troitske (69km west of Luhansk). Ukrainian servicemen also came under 122mm artillery fire in Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk).

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