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

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

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Ukrinform
Russian-backed militants continue to violate the New Year and Christmas ceasefire regime and launch attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the ATO area in Donbas, using the weapons banned under the Minsk agreements.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

In Luhansk direction, the enemy used mortars of different calibers and weapons on infantry combat vehicles to shell ATO troops near Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk). Ukrainian positions also came under grenade launcher fire outside Hladosove (51km north-east of Donetsk), Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Troitske (69km west of Luhansk).

In Donetsk direction, militants shelled the outskirts of Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), using heavy machine guns and small arms. The enemy sniper fired at Ukrainian defenders near Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk).

In addition, an unmanned aerial vehicle Orlan-10 of Russian production was downed in ATO area. A total of three enemy UAVs have been shot down by Ukrainian troops in Donbas since the ceasefire start.

The Russian-backed militants launched six attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Donbas in last day. Ukrainian troops returned fire twice. As a result of the enemy shelling, two Ukraine soldiers were wounded.

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