Militants launched 25 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 25 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 25 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 25 times. The Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the enemy 15 times. As a result of fighting, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, another one was wounded and one more soldier sustained injury," the statement reads.

The tensest situation was observed in Luhansk direction, where the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars on the defenders of Trokhizbenka (33km north-west of Luhansk). The enemy used the same weapons to launch repeated attacks on Troitske (69km west of Luhansk) and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk). ATO troops outside Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk) came under 120mm mortars. Militants also fired at Ukrainian positions near Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk), Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk) and Zolote (67km north-east of Luhansk), using infantry weapons.

In Donetsk direction, Russian-backed militants used mortars of different calibers, grenade launchers and small arms to launch attacks on the Ukrainian strongholds near Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol). ATO troops outside Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher, heavy machine gun and small arms fire. The enemy used heavy machine guns to fire at defenders of Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk).


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