Militants launched 66 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 66 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 66 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 120mm mortars on Ukrainian positions in Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). Terrorists opened fire from 82mm mortars near Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), weapons on infantry combat vehicles – outside Talakivka and Vodiane, antiaircraft mounts – near Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk) and Butovka coal mine. Illegal armed formations also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian strongholds outside Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Butovka coal mine, Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), Opytne, Vodiane, Pisky, Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol), Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk), Lebedynske  (16km north-east of Mariupol), Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). ATO troops near Pisky, Pavlopol and Avdiivka came under sniper fire.

In Luhansk direction, Russian-occupation troops used 82mm mortars to fire at defenders of Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk). Weapons on infantry combat vehicles and antiaircraft mounts were fired near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk). ATO troops outside Zalizne (39km north of Donetsk) and Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher and heavy machine gun fire. Militants also used grenade launchers to shell Ukrainian positions in Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk) and Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk).

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another two were wounded in enemy shelling.

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