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ATO latest news: in eastern Ukraine militants intensified shelling along all the front line, used heavy weapons

On February 3, militants increased activity in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action
ATO latest news: in eastern Ukraine militants intensified shelling along all the front line, used heavy weapons

In Luhansk region, militants intensified attacks on Ukrainian positions in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation. In particular, in the evening of February 3 the militants used a 120mm mortar to fire on the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. Several mines exploded near the entry/exit checkpoint there. Also, yesterday it was very restless near the village of Trohizbenka, where an illegal armed group made a series of attacks at the ATO forces, including one – from 82mm mortar, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.

In Donetsk sector the situation remains tense: militants used a mortar twice – in Kirov (at Dzerzhinsk district hall) and in Pervomayske (east of Pisky). In Mayorsk Ukrainian military got under snipers’ fire twice. In addition, militants carried out numerous armed provocations with small arms and grenade launchers of different systems along all the front line from Svitlodarsk to Pisky.

In Mariupol sector the situation escalated. In particular, in Maryinka militants broke the silence mode 17 times, perpetually firing for several hours. In Krasnohorivka, insurgents conducted a mortar attack. In addition, mercenaries attacked Ukrainian checkpoint on the road Mariupol – Donetsk.

Also, the militants intensified shelling east of Mariupol. In particular, ATO’s leading positions on the front line Hnutove – Lomakine were repeatedly attacked from 120mm mortars. Militants released a few dozen mines.

Also in Mariupol sector, yesterday militants, deployed in occupied Kominternove, opened fire from missile installation “Grad” toward the village of Sahanka, which is also occupied by the insurgents.

Separatists also conducted a 15 minutes long shelling from mortars, anti-aircraft and anti-tank systems toward the village of Oktyabrske, which is northeast of Kominternove, and is also occupied by illegal armed groups.

For the past day none of Ukrainian soldiers were killed, one was wounded in action in the northern outskirts of Horlivka.

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