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

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

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Ukrinform
Russian-backed militants launched seven attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

“Over the past day, Russian-backed militants launched seven attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Our servicemen had to return once. No casualties among Ukrainian servicemen were reported,” the report reads.

Terrorists continue to disrupt the ceasefire agreements of the Trilateral Contact Group and shell the Ukrainian positions with weapons, banned under the Minsk agreements.

In Luhansk direction, the enemy used 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns to shell Ukrainian strongholds near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk). ATO troops came under small arm fire near Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk).

In Donetsk direction, Ukrainian defenders noticed an enemy diversionary group near Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) that was moving towards our positions. When the militants were critically close, our soldiers opened fire from small arms and forced the saboteurs to withdraw. One militant was wounded. Our soldiers evacuated him from the battlefield and provided with medical assistance.

In the evening, in the same area, the enemy fired 120mm mortars, machine guns and small arms at the outskirts of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk).

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