22 October 2016

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Russian proxies attack Ukraine 21 times in 24 hours, fire 120mm mortars in Mariupol sector

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 21 times in the past 24 hours, including 15 times in the Mariupol sector, three times in the Donetsk sector and three times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

With the exception of single armed provocations by Russian-occupation forces, the situation in the Donbas conflict zone is controlled and the "ceasefire" is mainly being observed, the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on 06:00 September 7.

In the Mariupol sector, the situation was tense in the area of Shyrokyne – Talakivka, where the occupiers fired 120mm and 82mm mortars. "It should be noted that for the implementation of morale and psychological pressure on the ATO units, the enemy used sniper groups and small arms near the town of Maryinka," the reports added.

General Staff reveals structure of Russian-occupation forces in Donbas (infographics)In the Donetsk sector, provocative attacks by Russian-occupation forces occurred near the town of Avdiyivka. The militants fired machine guns, small arms and grenade launchers there.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired small arms on the town of Popasna and the village of Novozvanivka.

Also, the Ukrainian army spotted an enemy UAV which led an aerial reconnaissance over Ukrainian positions near the town of Novoazovsk.

"Despite provocative militant actions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine unswervingly adhere to the Minsk agreements," the press center reported.

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