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ATO HQ: Russia-backed separatists continue shelling on Ukrainian army along the front line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions

On May 8, militants conducted most of the shelling on strongholds of the Ukrainian army near Avdiyivka in the Donetsk region
ATO HQ: Russia-backed separatists continue shelling on Ukrainian army along the front line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions

In the Luhansk sector it was quiet yesterday, according to the report of the Anti Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters on May 9.

Militants continued shelling on positions of the Ukrainian army. During the past day they conducted 9 attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces.

The most difficult situation was in the outskirts of Donetsk. There the invaders fired intensively from small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems on ATO’s positions south of Avdiyivka.

They also attacked Ukrainian strongholds near Mar’inka with anti-tank grenade launchers.

In the district of Horlivka-Svitlodarsk, illegal armed groups again fired small arms and heavy machine guns on positions of the Ukrainian troops that defended the approaches to the village of Luhanske.

In the Mariupol sector, militants fired automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns towards one of the strongholds of the ATO forces near Shyrokyne.