23 October 2016

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Russian proxies attack Ukraine 91 times in past 24 hours amid escalation

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 91 times in the past 24 hours – 46 times in the Donetsk sector, 20 times in the Mariupol sector and 25 times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired artillery systems 11 times on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Nevelske, Keramik, Pisky, Zaitseve, Dacha and Kodema, having launched more than 40 shells of 152mm caliber and more than 200 shells of 122mm caliber. From Nevelske to the northern edge of the Svitlodarsk bridgehead, the occupiers used mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. They actively fired mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Kirove, Troyitske and the vicinity of Avdiyivka. The enemy repeatedly used armored vehicles on the defenders of the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Luhanske, as well as anti-aircraft guns in Luhanske. The militants also fired tank shells on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the villages of Pisky and Kamianka. Additionally, a sniper was active in Verkhniotoretske.

Almost 400 enemy shells in one day: ATO HQ shares images of "saturated" Avdiyivka"The situation was also tense in Luhansk region. Russia's hybrid military force fired mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Krymske and Stanytsia Luhanska. The militants continued armed provocations in the town of Popasna, and the villages of Novozvanivka and Zhovte, having used grenade launchers of various systems. They fired heavy machine guns in the town of Zolote, as well as from infantry fighting vehicles in Zhovte. Furthermore, enemy snipers were active in Novozvanivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Zolote and Zhovte," the report says.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire from a multiple-launch rocket system on the town of Krasnohorivka. They fired mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian positions in the village of Shyrokyne. The enemy fired mortars in Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Pavlopil and Taramchuk, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns on the town of Maryinka, as well as small arms in the villages of Talakivka and Hranitne. The occupiers fired from infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian fortified positions in Talakivka. In addition, militant attempt to conduct aerial reconnaissance was recorded in this direction.


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