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ATO HQ: Russia-backed mercenaries attacked Ukrainian troops 79 times in Donbas

During the past 24 hours, the tensest situation remains near Avdiyivka, the Russian-terrorist groups use heavy weapons – 82mm and 120mm mortars
ATO HQ: Russia-backed mercenaries attacked Ukrainian troops 79 times

On April 11, militants continued to use heavy weapons against the ATO forces. During shelling with mortars on strongholds of Ukrainian army near Pisky, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Luhansk, Kam’yanka, they used 82mm and 120mm mortars 16 times, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the ATO HQ.

The most difficult situation was near Avdiyivka, where militants carried out 19 attacks on positions of the ATO forces with mortars and weapons of smaller caliber.

Also mercenaries have repeatedly fired toward Stanytsia Luhanska, Nevelske, Opytne, Hnutove, Zaitseve and Mar’inka.

Militants used armored infantry vehicles for attacks on strongholds of the Ukrainian forces near Luhanske, Butivka coal mine and Novotroitske.

The Russian proxies often fire on their own positions in the daylight on purpose, in order to discredit Ukrainian army in the eyes of the local civilians. At night they fire on strongholds of the ATO forces, because there are no the OSCE observers near the contact line.

the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire 8 times in order to protect their positions.