Militants launched 15 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 15 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 15 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas in last day. 

This is reported by the ATO press center.

"Over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 15 times. The Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the enemy 9 times. As a result of the fighting, no casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported," the statement reads.

The tensest situation was observed in Donetsk direction, where illegal armed formations used heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian strongholds near Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk). Militants also launched attacks on Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk), using different types of grenade launchers and machine guns.

In Mariupol direction, Russian-backed militants opened fire from automatic and anti-tank grenade launchers on the outskirts of Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). In addition, ATO troops came under heavy machine gun fire outside Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol).

In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations launched one attack on Ukrainian positions near Shchastia (23km north of Luhansk), using grenade launcher and small arms.

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