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ATO latest news: militants carried out 64 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, Stanytsia Luhancka checkpoint closed

On April 10, the most difficult situation in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine remains in the Donetsk region – near Avdiyivka, Horlivka, Yasynuvata. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action
ATO latest news: militants carried out 64 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, Stanytsia Luhancka checkpoint closed

In the Luhansk sector, insurgents carried out a series of attacks near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska before dawn. Due to the shelling the entrance/exit checkpoint in the village has been closed till Tuesday, 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 the Donetsk sector during the past day the enemy showed greatest activity in the area of ​​the front between Horlivka and Yasynuvata and near Avdiyivka. Also, a mortar attack occurred in Svitlodarsk district – in Zaytseve and Mayorsk. Enemy snipers increased fire simultaneously in several places at the forefront. In total militants carried out 41 attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces, which was about 2/3 of all enemy attacks at the front. However, the enemy still bears heavy losses.

According to the Defence Ministry of Ukraine the day before yesterday the two Donetsk hospitals admitted 14 dead and 19 wounded invaders from the illegal armed groups of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” – the so-called “1st, 3rd and  100th mechanized infantry brigades of the 1st Army Corps.”

In the Mariupol sector, militants fired artillery again – used 122mm howitzers. From the territory of the occupied village of Sahanka militants fired on positions of the Ukrainian army more than 30 projectiles. Snipers were shooting actively near Mar’inka again. Also, the enemy used mortars and infantry fighting vehicles. During the past day in the Mariupol sector militants carried out 18 attacks (one third of the attacks was made with heavy weapons, and one third – by snipers).

According to Colonel Lysenko, no Ukrainian soldier was killed, 2 were wounded in action.

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