On March 13, in the area of Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine, the Russia-backed separatists carried out 44 attacks on strong points of Ukrainian army, including 38 in the Donetsk sector, 5 – in Mariupol sector and 1 in Luhansk sector, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the ATO headquarters.
According to the information released by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the Ukraine’s SBU, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and one wounded in action on March 13.
Militants fired on ATO’s positions with mortars of various caliber along the entire contact line. They made 20 shellings, of them 9 – near Avdiyivka town, where 4 more times the Russian mercenaries used heavy artillery of 122mm caliber and released 18 shells.
Donetsk sector: The situation was tough also in Svitlodarsk district, where militants fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on strong points of the ATO forces near Zaitseve. They also fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers on Ukrainian army’s positions near the villages of Troitske and Mayorsk.
For strongholds of forces ATO near Novgorod, sand, questionnaire and Nevel Russian terrorists fired rocket launchers using different systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.
Mariupol sector: Militants attacked the Ukrainian army’s strong points with small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems near Starohnativka and Novotroitske, they even used an anti aircraft system (ZU-23) near Mar’inka.
In Luhansk sector of the ATO area the Russian mercenaries fired 82mm mortars on strong points of the ATO forces near Novotoshkivske.
From midnight militants’ activity significantly decreased, but two attacks with grenade launchers of various systems near Mar’inka and Novotroitske were recorded.