Militants launched 53 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 53 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Militants launched 53 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, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Chermalyk, as well as Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk) and Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol). ATO troops near Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk) came under 82mm mortar fire.

In Donetsk direction, illegal armed formations used anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to fire at Ukrainian strongholds outside Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk). Militants also launched attacks on Ukrainian positions outside the southern suburb of Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), using 82mm and 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants fired at ATO troops outside Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk), Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk), Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk), using grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of hostilities during the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and five servicemen were injured, the ATO headquarters informs.

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