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ATO latest news: militants carried out 70 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

On March 12, seven Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation
ATO latest news: militants carried out 70 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

In Lugansk sector the Russian-separatist forces violated the truce once with heavy machine guns near the village of Novozvanivka in Popasna district, as 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 the hottest point remains near Avdiyivka, where militants twice opened fire with tanks, 122mm mortars and released 63 shells from grenade launchers.

Militants use armored vehicles more frequently in Svitlodarsk district. In particular, near the village of Luhanske invaders used infantry combat vehicle (BMP) and anti-tank grenade launcher (PTRK) thrice. Also, snipers fired near villages of Luhanske and Mironivsky.

Militants do not stop provocations near Horlivka. Near Zaitseve and Mayorsk they actively used small arms, grenade launchers and 82mm mortars. Two armed provocations took place near the village of Novhorodske, and one – near Verhnetoretske.

In the area of the Donetsk airport militants used small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers near the villages of Opytne and Pisky. They also carried out two mortar attacks on strong points of the ATO forces there.

There were 62 shellings In Donetsk sector yesterday, every third od them – with heavy weapons.

In Mariupol sector illegal armed groups opened fire with 82mm and 120mm mortars on strong points of the ATO forces near Hnutove and Talakivka. Militants carried out another mortar attack near the village of Vodiane anti-tank grenade launcher (PTRK).

Also, militants repeatedly violated the regime of silence near Mar’inka, and a sniper fired there twice.

In total, militants carried out 8 attacks on Ukrainian army’s strong points in Mariupol sector.

During the past day of hostilities, none of the Ukrainian soldiers was killed, but seven – wounded in action.

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