ATO report: militants attack Ukraine forces 54 times overnight
Over the past day, Russian occupation forces opened fire 54 times on positions of the Ukrainian military in Donbas, of which 26 times – in the Mariupol sector, 24 – in the Donetsk sector, and four – in the Luhansk sector, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters reported on Saturday morning, July 23.
"In the Donetsk sector, the occupation forces used banned 122mm artillery to shell Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka 34 times, and 28 times near a village of Pisky. Additionally, they fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on Ukrainian forces near Avdiyivka. Moreover, the enemy used 120mm and 82mm mortars, BMP weapons to attack a village of Luhanske. Ukrainian strongholds near Troitske came under 82mm mortar fire. The villages of Novhorodske, Pisky, Novoselivka Druha, and Butovka mine were attacked with grenade launchers. Ukrainian positions near Zaitseve were shelled by heavy machine guns and small arms," the statement read.
The ATO headquarters said militants do not stop their armed provocations in the Mariupol sector.
"Our soldiers in Shyrokyne and Starohnativka came under 120mm mortar fire. The enemy used 82mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades to attack positions near Krasnohorivka, Talakivka and Vodiane, and near Maryinka and Shyrokyne enemy snipers became more active. In the Luhansk sector, the occupation forces launched mortar fire on Stariy Aidar and attacked Novooleksandrivka using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns," the ATO headquarters reported.