Militants launched 17 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 17 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 17 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.

"The enemy continues to violate ceasefire, using heavy weaponry. Over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 17 times. The Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the enemy 13 times. As a result of the fighting, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, another five servicemen were wounded," the statement reads.

In Donetsk direction, the enemy used different types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian strongholds near Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk).

In Mariupol direction, ATO troops came under 122mm artillery, 120mm mortar, grenade launcher and heavy machine gun fire in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol).

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants fired 120mm mortars on Ukrainian servicemen outside Orikhove (75km north of Luhansk).


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