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ATO latest news: militants carried out 87 attacks, hottest spot in Avdiyivka

On April 12, the situation in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine remain constantly tense
ATO latest news: militants carried out 87 attacks, hottest spot in Avdiyivka

In the Luhansk sector, militants carried out 5 attacks on strongholds of the Ukrainian army, of which 2 times they fired near Stanytsia Luhanska and 3 – near Trohizbenka. In almost all cases the ATO troops were forced to open fire in response, 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, the situation is generally constant and heavy. The enemy is actively violating the truce on all fronts and applies heavy weapons. As usual, the hottest points were near Luhanske, Zaitseve, Mayorsk and Avdiyivka. In the industrial zone of Avdiyivka militants constantly attack Ukrainian positions. Bullets and shells reach residential areas. As a result of one of these attacks the secondary school in Avdiyivka was damaged yesterday, fortunately, with no injuries.

Across the front line militants actively use mortars and armored vehicles. Traditionally, most of hostile attacks happen in the afternoon, especially after sunset. During the past 24 hours in the Donetsk sector there were 53 enemy attacks (40% – with heavy weapons).

In the Mariupol sector the situation worsened. The hottest point was in Mar’inka, Novotroicke and Shyrokyne. Militants fired mortars and armored vehicles. Also, snipers fired in the sector. In total militants carried out 29 attacks.

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