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ATO HQ: militants 47 times open fire on Ukrainian army, situation escalated

The situation in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated. On Monday, the Russia-backed militants continued shelling along the entire front line
ATO HQ: militants 47 times open fire on Ukrainian army, situation escalated

On May 23, the Russian-terrorist forces attacked positions of the Ukrainian army near Avdiyivka with mortars and grenade launchers, according to the information released by a spokesman for the press center of the ATO Major Anton Myronovych, Joinfo.ua reports.

Occupants also fired intensively on strongholds of the ATO forces near Mar’inka. They used small arms, grenade launchers of various systems and 82mm mortars. An enemy sniper opened fire for several times there too.

Invaders also fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on strongholds of the ATO forces near Krasnohorivka.

Militants conducted shelling on strongholds of the ATO forces near Zaitseve and Luhanske on the Horlivka-Svitlodarsk arc.

In the Mariupol sector, illegal armed groups opened fire on strongholds of the Ukrainian army near Shyrokyne, Berezove and Hnutove, using heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-aircraft installations occasionally. Late at night, they fired 120mm mortars on the village of Lebedynske.

In the Luhansk sector, militants fired grenade launchers on posisions of the ATO forces on the outskirts of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka.

The enemy keeps truing to conduct reconnaissance of the ATO forces with drones. Last day, 9 enemy UAVs were detected in the area.

Militants have conducted 9 attacks since midnight. They fired mortars near Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region. In Luhansk region, bandits fired heavy machine guns and armored vehicles (BMPs) near Novozvanivka.

As Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynovsaid today, seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another nine were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours.