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Militants 77 times attacked Ukrainian army in Donbas, used heavy artillery

On March 31, pro-Russian mercenaries intensified shelling in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine, using 82mm and 152mm artillery
Militants 77 times attacked Ukrainian army in Donbas, used heavy artillery

As reported today the spokesman of the ATO HQ Lieutenant Colonel Victor Shubets, militants carried out 30 powerful artillery attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces, boldly using prohibited by the Minsk agreements heavy weapons of 82 to 152 mm calibers, Joinfo.ua reports.

In the Donetsk sector area militants have repeatedly fired on strongholds of the ATO forces near Zaitseve, Mayorsk and Butivka coal mine. The epicenter of the fighting remains in Avdiyivka. Here the enemy 16 times fired on the positions of Ukrainian army, using simulteniously artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

Militants also use heavy arms against local people in the so-called industrial zone. Militants aim to weaken the position of our troops and spread panic among the people, accusing Ukrainian side of neglecting peace agreements.

In the Mariupol sector enemy’s activity was also high. They fired on the Ukrainian army’s positions near Vodiane, Talakivka, Novotroitske, Shyrokyne, Mar’inka and Hnutove, using also banned weapons.