22 October 2016

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Russian proxies attack Ukraine 47 times in last day, use artillery in Shyrokyne

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, including 20 times in the Mariupol sector, 16 times in the Donetsk sector and 11 times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers opened fire from 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions in the village of Shyrokyne, having launched 116 heavy shells. In addition, the enemy launched more than 170 mines of various calibers on the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane and Hnutove. Armed provocations with the use of grenade launchers, machine-guns and small arms continued in the town of Maryinka and the village of Starohnatіvka.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired 152mm artillery systems on the village of Luhanske. They also resorted to armed provocations with the use of mortars and grenade launchers of various calibers and systems in the area of Troyitske-Verkhniotoretske-Avdiyivka. The enemy fired machine-guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Kamianka, as well as grenade launchers on the village of Maiorsk.

Ukraine reports 11 WIA in past 24 hoursThe enemy observed the ceasefire from morning to noon, after which resumed firing in all directions.

In Luhansk region, the militants were active in the second half of the day. They fired mortars, grenade launchers, machine-guns, and small arms on the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Novozvanivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske. They also opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms in the town of Zolote. In addition, an enemy sniper was working there.

The occupiers continue to actively use aerial reconnaissance means.

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