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Situation in area of Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine remains tense, militants use 122mm howitzers

On March 26 the most difficult situation remains in Avdiyivka. Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action in Donbas
Situation in area of Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine remains tense, militants use 122mm howitzers

In Luhansk sector militants violated the truce near the village of Nyzhnoteple (between Luhanske and Shchastya). They opened fire from the right bank of the Siversky Donets river, 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 militants again used artillery -122mm howitzers – on the part of the front line between Zaitseve and Mayorsk. They released about 160 shells – a record number for the last six months. Also occupiers actively fired mortars near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Lenine, Avdiyivka, Opytne. They released over 200 shells and mines. The strongest shelling was in the morning (from 05:00 to 08:00 hours).

The most difficult situation remains near Avdiyivka. There were more shelling in this area than anywhere. Despite the strong enemy fire, the forces of the ATO keep holding on their positions and carry out an effective fire in response.

In the past 24 hours there were 43 enemy attacks on Ukrainian positions (one third of which –  with heavy weapons).

In Mariupol sector there were 4 enemy attacks. In particular, an enemy sniper fired in Mar’inka, and militants fired 82mm mortar in Shyrokyne. Also, the mercenaries broke the silence mode in Talakivka, where the ATO forces immediately opened fire in response.

For the past day 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action. Also during shelling a medical volunteer was wounded in Avdiyivka.

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