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ATO latest news: Russia-backed mercenaries repeatedly used heavy weapons – 82mm and 120mm mortars and tanks

On March 7 in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine none of Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action, 3 were wounded
ATO latest news: Russia-backed mercenaries repeatedly used heavy weapons - 82mm and 120mm mortars and tanks

In Luhansk sector it was quiet yesterday, 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 Donetsk sector, as in previous days, the epicenter of the fighting remained near Avdiyivka and Pisky. Miliants repeatedly used heavy weapons – 82mm and 120mm mortars and tanks. After one of shellings Ukrainian positions were attacked by a militants’ subversive group, which came from Yasinovata. The attack was repulsed.

Militants also carried out a powerful, almost 4-hour-long shelling on Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske. The terrorists used an infantry combat vehicle (BMP). The ATO forces opened fire in response and stopped the aggressive actions of the occupiers. A similar shelling on the ATO strong hold occurred in the area adjacent to Lozova town.

According to Colonel Motuzyanyk, illegal armed groups carried out powerful attacks on the ATO forces’ oppositions other fronts.

In Donetsk sector militants carried out 41 shellings on positions and one combat with the ATO forces in the past 24 hours.

In Mariupol sector the situation was much calmer. Militants broke the silence mode in Mar’insky district, in Hranitne and on the sector of the front line between Hnutove and Shyrokyne. They conducted 13 shellings on Ukranina strong points there.

For the past day none of Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action, 3 were wounded.

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