23 October 2016

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Russian proxies attack Ukraine 61 times in last day, use 152mm artillery in Shyrokyne

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 61 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

In the Mariupol sector, 29 cases of enemy fire were recorded. In particular, the militants fired 152mm artillery systems as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars on the village of Shyrokyne.

"In addition, the Russian-backed occupiers fired 120mm mortars on our positions near the village of Hnutove. The situation was restless near the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the village of Starohnativka, where the enemy was shooting from different types of small arms," the report says.

Also 29 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk sector.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Donbas in last day"The enemy launched more than 30 mines from 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian defenders near the village of Maiorsk. The militants also fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms in the village of Zaitseve. The occupiers also fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns, and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Luhanske," the press center said.

The situation in Luhansk region was relatively calm over the past day. The enemy carried out only three attacks on ATO forces near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

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