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ATO latest news: two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action in Donbas

On March 5 the Russia-backed mercenaries launched 150 missiles and 22 shells on positions of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action in Donbas

During the past day two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation, 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 reported.

In Luhansk sector militants 5 times fired with 82mm mortars on the positions of Ukrainian army near the village of Popasnaja. All attacks took place in the afternoon (from 13 to 20 hours).

In Donetsk sector the situation deteriorated south and east of Avdiyivka town where occupiers fired on Ukrainian positions more than 60 shells of various calibers.

Terrorists also fired 122mm mobile artillery installation SAU “Gvozdika” [Carnation] near Avdiyivka. In Zaitseve illegal armed groups also fired 82 mm mortars twice.

Attacks and armed provocations took place along the front line from Svitlodarsk to Mayorsk, near the Donetsk airport. In the past day terrorists carried out 37 attacks in the Donetsk sector.

In Mariupol sector the most complicated situation was in Mar’inka where the occupiers conducted the sniper fire on Ukrianian checkpoint on the road Donetsk – Zaporizhya. The ATO authorities temporarily closed the checkpoint in order to save lives of the personnel and civilians.

A sniper fired on positions of the Ukrainian troops in Starohnativka. Militants also fired from an infantry combat vehicle (BMP) there.

Illegal armed groups fired also in Shyrokyne.

In total on the past day militants carried out 7 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Mariupol sector.

According to the ATO press service, Russian-backed mercenaries launched about 150 missiles and 22 shells on Ukrainian positions.

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