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ATO latest news: pro-Russian militants 84 times fired on positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in Donbas

In the past 24 hours Illegal armed forces attacked on Ukrainian army positions 84 times, mostly in the Donetsk sector of the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation
ATO latest news: pro-Russian militants 84 times fired on positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in Donbas

Over the past day, Russia-backed mercenaries fired 84 times on the strong points of the forces of the Anti Terrorist Operation in Donbas. This information of the ATO press service released the headquarters’ spokesman Major Sergiy Zhmurko, Joinfo.ua reported.

The most dangerous situation was in the Donetsk sector where militants 69 times fired on Ukrainian strong points from small arms, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and mortars.

Separatists conducted shelling from  82 and 120 mm mortars on the fortifications of the ATO forces near Avdiyivka, Pisky, Opytne, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Pervomayske, the Butivka coalmine and Zenit emplacement.

Militants also fired with anti-aircraft installation on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Opytne, with the infantry combat vehicle (BMP) – near Krasnohorivka.

In the Mariupol sector militants attacked the positions of Ukrainian army with mortars near Talakivka, Chermalyk and Vodiane.

After midnight the Russia-backed mercenaries reduced the intensity of the fire. There were sporadic shelling on positions of the Ukrainian troops with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades near Opytne.