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ATO latest news: militants deployed large forces and heavy weapons near Avdiyivka and Zaitseve in Donetsk region

On March 20, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in landmine explosion, 2 soldiers were wounded in shelling in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: militants deployed large forces and heavy weapons near Avdiyivka and Zaitseve in Donetsk region

In Luhansk sector invaders fired 82mm mortar on Ukrainian stronghold near Trohizbenka. The ATO forces opened fire in response. The incident lasted more than 1 hour, 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, Joinfo.ua reports.

In Donetsk sector the epicenter of the fighting remains in the area of Avdiyivka. On the past day militants repeatedly used heavy weapons – mortars, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and 152-mm artillery (SAU). Militants carried out shelling from the direction of Yasynuvata and its outskirts. It was also a tense situation in Svitlodarsk district and in Zaitseve – militants pulled large forces and heavy weapons (mortars and infantry fighting vehicles) to the front. Also militants’ snipers fired actively in the area.

During the past day there were 28 enemy attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donetsk sector.

In Mariupol sector, a subversive group of the Russian mercenaries attacked positions of the ATO forces near Novotroitske, southeast of Donetsk. They retreated after Ukrainian troops fired in response. Also invaders made two armed provocations in Mar’inka.

Over the past day in the area of ​​ATO 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed when their truck hit a landmine, 2 soldiers were wounded in the shelling in Luhanske and Avdiyivka.

Also two days ago a Ukrainian soldier died in the hospital of New Haven, Connecticut. He was seriously injured in November 2014 in action in Shchastia, Luhansk region.

A truck with humanitarian aid (almost 3 tons of baby food) passed through the checkpoint “Zaitseve” to Donetsk city.

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