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ATO latest news: militants continue shelling with mortars, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 5 wounded in action in Donetsk sector

On April 19, illegal armed groups fired heavy weapons actively in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: militants continue shelling with mortars, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 5 wounded in action in Donetsk sector

During the past day the number of militant attacks on positions of Ukrainian troops decreased. At the same time, illegal armed groups actively use heavy weapons – according to statistics, every second attack was made with mortar. Yesterday militants released over 70 mines on positions of the Ukrainian army, 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 Luhansk sector it was quiet yesterday.

In the Donetsk sector militants conducted shelling on Ukrainian positions near Horlivka, Verhnetoretske, Avdiyivka and on the distant outskirts of the Donetsk airport. In total there were 9 militant attacks in the Donetsk sector yesterday, including 7 with use of mortars.

In the Mariupol sector the two “hottest points” were in Mar’inka and Shyrokyne. In most cases, the enemy opened fire after sunset. In the past day there were 14 enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector, including 4 with mortars.

Colonel Lysenko also informed that 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 5 more wounded in action in the Donetsk sector.

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