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ATO latest news: militants intensified attacks, used 152mm cannons in Donetsk region, the hottest spot in Avdiyivka

On March 28 six Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: militants used 152mm cannons in Donetsk region, the hottest spot in Avdiyivka

In Luhansk sector of the Anti Terrorist Operation area militants violated the truce in the far east and west of the region – near the village of Bolotene in Stanychno-Luhansky district and the city of Popasna. Both attacks took place in the evening after sunset, Joinfo reports with reference to the information released today by Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in the Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service.

In Donetsk sector the Russia-backed illegal armed groups again used artillery (152mm cannon). The incident took place in Mayorsk. Militants also continue strong mortar shelling on positions of the ATO forces – in the past 24 hours invaders fired on Ukrainian troops more than 230 shells (record number from last summer). The main “hot spots” were in Svitlodarsk district (the village of Luhanske), in the neighborhood of Horlivka (Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Lenine) and Avdiyivka. According to the Ukrainian military intelligence, a battery of enemy’s Grads MRLS was deployed on the western outskirts of the village of Mineralne.

A local civilian resident was wounded in shelling in Avdiyivka.

In some parts of the front the fighting is continuing 24 hours a day, so the ATO forces has regularly opened fire in response to stop the aggression of illegal armed groups.

The situation was relatively calm only in the part of the contact line between Yasynuvata and Horlivka.

Over the past day in the Donetsk sector militants conducted shelling on positions of the ATO forces more than 60 times.

In Mariupol sector militants 4 times violated the regime of silence in Mar’inka and Shyrokyne. All attacks were pin-pointed, so the ATO forces opened an accurate fire in response.

For the past day none of Ukrainian soldiers was killed, 6 soldiers were wounded in action. Also, one soldier died after a road accident.

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