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ATO HQ: Militants shell actively in all directions in Anti Terrorist Operation area in eastern Ukraine

During the last 24 hours the Russia-backed mercenaries conducted 30 attacks on strongholds of the Ukrainian troops in Donbas
ATO HQ: Militants shell actively in all directions in Anti Terrorist Operation area in eastern Ukraine

According to the information released this morning by the spokesman for the press center of the ATO Lieutenant Colonel Victor Shubets, during the last 24 hours Russian mercenaries made 30 attacks on positions of the Ukrainian army, 7 of which – with weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. Militants’ activity in the Anti Terrorist Operation area remains high, especially in the Donetsk sector, Joinfo.ua reports.

Militants fired mortars, machine guns and grenade launchers on strongholds of the Ukrainian army near Zaitseve, Avdiyivka, Verhnetoretske. The Russia-backed separatists fired with armored vehicles (BMP-1 and BMP-2) near the village of Luhanske. In the area of ​​Mar’inka enemy snipers fired under the cover of weapons of different calibers.

In the Mariupol sector militants fired on strongholds of the ATO forces in Shyrokyne using mortars, grenade launchers and anti-tank missile systems.

It was a difficult situation in the Luhansk region. Insurgents fired grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on positions of the Ukrainian army near Trohizbenka. In Stanytsia Luhanska militants conducted shelling not only on fortifications of the ATO forces, but on entry/exit checkpoint in the village.

To keep their positions, Ukrainian soldiers 7 times opened fire in response, but only with small arms and grenade launchers.