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ATO latest news: Russian-separatist forces made 33 attacks on Ukrainian army in Donbas

On April 20, militants have been again reinforced with in the Mariupol sector of the Anti Terrorist Operation area
ATO latest news: Russian-separatist forces made 33 attacks on Ukrainian army in Donbas

In the Luhansk sector, militants violated the truce in Schastia and in Popasna district. In the past day there were 4 enemy attacks, including 1 with mortar in the area, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the information released today by Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in the Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service.

In the Donetsk sector, militants were most active in Avdiyivka. Also, they attacked in Zaytseve and on the position of the Putyliv coal mine (the coal mine “Butovka-Donetsk”). In the past day illegal armed groups carried out 7 attacks on strongholds of the Ukrainian army in the Donetsk sector, 4 of which – with mortars.

In the Mariupol sector, the epicenter of the fighting yesterday was in Mar’inka, where the enemy made a series of mortar attacks. Also, enemy snipers sharply intensified fire on the same section of the front. In addition, militants broke the silence mode along the entire front line. In the past day, they made 22 attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces in the Mariupol sector, of which 4 attacks were conducted with use of mortars.

Yesterday, no Ukrainian soldier was killed, 4 were wounded in action in Avdiyivka.

Besides, as reported the Head Intelligence Department of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine, the enemy strengthened its advanced units in the Mariupol sector.

In particular, 120mm mortars and 4 Rapira cannons from the so-called “100th Separate Infantry Brigade of the 1st Artillery Corps” of the DPR illegal armed group were deployed in Staromykhailivka and Mar’inka.  A fire platoon of D-30 howitzers was deployed near the village of Lyubivka (east of Olenevka). The 60 special forces servicemen arrived in Dokuchaevsk. A tank company of the so-called “5th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 1st Army Corps” of the DPR illegal armed group was deployed in Yasne.

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