Militants launched 35 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 35 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 35 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.

In Donetsk direction, terrorists fired 122mm artillery on Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) and Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol), 120mm mortars – near Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). Defenders of Lebedynske came under 82mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms. Militants used grenade launchers of different systems outside Shyrokyne, Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol), Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk), Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk), Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). In addition, illegal armed formations opened fire from heavy machine guns near Pyshchevyk (25km north-east of Mariupol) and Kamyanka, weapons on infantry combat vehicles – near Vodiane, small arms – near Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Pervomaiske, Nevelske (18km north-west of Donetsk), Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol), Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk) and Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk). ATO troops outside Pisky also came under sniper fire.

In Luhansk direction, militants shelled strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), using grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. ATO troops outside Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk) and Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher fire.

Three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in enemy shelling. They were delivered to medical institutions and provided with the necessary medical assistance.


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