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Russian subversive group attacked Ukrainian troops’ stronghold near Novotroitske, Donetsk region

On Saturday March 20, after the relative calm situation on the last night, after 14:00 Russian mercenaries intensified shelling again
ATO latest news: Russian subversive group attacked Ukrainian troops’ stronghold near Novotroitske, Donetsk region

According to the report of the spokesman of the Anti Terrorist Operation HQ Major Serhiy Zhmurko, during the past day only 32 attacks on strong holds of the ATO forces were recorded, 28 of them – in Donetsk sector, 2 – in Mariupol sectors and 1 – in Luhansk sector, Joinfo.ua reports.

In Donetsk sector, about 20:00 militants fired a tank and made 12 rounds on strongholds of Ukrainian army near Avdiyivka town, then they fired an infantry fighting vehicles (BMPs), anti-aircraft installation and grenade launchers. Russian terrorists fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns on ATO’s strongholds near Luhanske. And near Svitlodarsk they fired with mortar, BMP and large-caliber machine guns.

A sniper fired near Avdiyivka, Zaitseve and Leninske. Militants fired on the ATO’s positions near Opytne, and near Pisky and Mar’inka they dired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms.

Around 16:00 a subversive group of the Russian mercenaries of up to 5 people approached the position of the ATO forces near Novotroitske, southeast of Donetsk, and bombarded them with grenade launchers (AGS) and small arms. Ukrainian troops opened fire in response and the enemy retreated.

In Luhansk sector the Russia-backed mercenaries fired two mortar shells on strongholds of the ATO forces near Trohizbenka, then they fired grenade launchers and machine guns.