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ATO latest news: one Ukrainian soldier killed, 3 wounded in action in Donbas

On March 18 during the past day militants carried out 42 attacks on Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: one Ukrainian soldier was killed, and 3 were wounded in action in Donbas

According to the report of the spokesman of the Anti Terrorist Operation HQ Major Serhiy Zhmurko, on Thursday Russian mercenaries reduced activity in the area of Avdiyivka town and the Donetsk airport, instead they intensified attacks on other localities along the contact line from 17:00, Joinfo.ua reports.

As a result of the yesterday’s visit of the OSCE mission to this sector, intensity of the fighting in this area has decreased significantly near Avdiyivka and Yasinuvata. Instead, militants carry a large-scale shelling on positions of the ATO forces ATO in Luhanske and Zaitseve, said the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the Ukraine’s National Security Service.

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According to Colonel Lysenko, on the past day one Ukrainian soldier was killed, 3 were wounded in action.

During the past day it was recorded 42 attacks, 27 of them – in Donetsk sector and 15 – in Mariupol sector.

Militants intensified shelling with 82mm mortars on strongholds of Ukrainian army near the village of Luhanske, thus releasing about 200 shells. And in between mortar attacks they also fired from infantry combat vehicles (BMP), anti-aircraft installations, grenade launchers of various systems and large caliber machine guns.

Russian terrorists fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on strongholds of the ATO forces near Zaitseve and later from small arms and machine guns. Near Mayorsk militants fired grenade launchers and machine guns.

In Mariupol sector Russian mercenaries fired on strong points of the ATO forces with 120mm mortars, infantry combat vehicles (BMP), grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Novotroitske. Militants also fired at the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane with small arms, grenade launchers and mortars. Near Marinka it was recorded a single shelling on the ATO’s positions with small arms.

In Luhansk region it was quiet yesterday.