21 October 2016

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Ukrainian troops in Donbas attacked almost 50 times in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces in Donbas attacked Ukrainian positions 48 times in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.


The hottest spot was the Mariupol sector, where 27 attacks were recorded, which was the highest number since August.

The adversary repeatedly used 82mm and 120mm mortars, small arms and infantry fighting vehicles to attack the village of Shyrokyne, which is about 24 km from the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol. Banned 122mm artillery systems were used to shell the village of Vodiane, while grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms were used to attack the town of Maryinka and the villages of Pavlopil and Starohnativka. The three latter populated localities also came under sniper fire.

The ceasefire in the Luhansk sector was violated 16 times, the ATO HQ said. The adversary used heavy weapons, which are banned under the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. In particular, 122mm and 152mm artillery systems and 120mm mortars were used to attack Ukrainian troops near the village of Novozvanivka. The village of Novo-Oleksandrivka came under 82mm mortar fire. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to attack Ukrainian troops stationed near the village of Krymske.

Ukraine reports 4 WIA in past 24 hoursHowever, there were only five attacks in the Donetsk sector. In particular, the truce was violated in the town of Kamianka, Novhorodske and Troyitske, and the town of Avdiyivka. Infantry fighting vehicles, 82mm mortars, machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were used to shell Ukrainian troops there.

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