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ATO news: militants 49 times attacked Ukrainian army in Donbas, used artillery of large caliber

In the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian illegal armed groups continue to use heavy weapons including 122mm howitzers and 152mm cannons. On the past day one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action
ATO news: militants 49 times attacked Ukrainian army in Donbas, used artillery of large caliber

In the Luhansk sector there were three attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces. The illegal armed forces violated the truce twice near the village of Trohizbenka. The ATO forces immediately opened fire in response. Also in the area near Popasna a sniper fires on Ukrainian positions, 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 the Donetsk sector, fighting is continuing non-stop near Avdiyivka. In addition to powerful mortar attacks, the enemy again used artillery (122mm howitzers). Also, reconnaissance spotted   4 hostile 152mm cannons “Hyacinth” between Makiyivka and Yasynuvata (8 kilometers from the front line). It should be recalled that militants regularly use heavy artillery for shelling on Ukrainian army’s strongholds near Avdiyivka. This is a flagrant violation of several items of the Minsk agreements.

Also militants intensified shelling in the north-western outskirts of Horlivka (between Zaitseve and Novhorodske). In particular, enemy snipers fired actively. Militants fired simultaneously on many strongholds of Ukrainian troops in the 15 km segment of the front line.

Besides, militants carried out powerful attacks in the villages of Luhanske (with infantry combat vehicles) and Pisky (with mortars).

In total, for the past 24 hours militants carried out 32 attacks in the Donetsk sector (as in the dark and in daylight hours).

In the Mariupol sector of the ATO area there were 14 attacks. The situation in this sector has deteriorated. In the evening on the frontline section between Hnutove and Shyrokyne enemy opened powerful fire with mortars (around 100 shells were released on the ATO’s positions). To the north, in Hranitne and Mar’inka, enemy snipers were shooting.

During the past day of hostilities one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action.

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