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Donbas sees escalation as number of militant attacks grows to 42 in last day

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and Talakivka.

"The occupiers opened fire from grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Novohryhorivka and Novotroyitske. A sniper was also active in Novotroyitske and Krasnohorivka," the report says.

Ukraine reports 3 WIA in past 24 hoursIn the Donetsk sector, the militants used rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns to attack the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Luhanske.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on the village of Balka Kosharna, as well as grenade launchers of various systems on the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Troyitske and Krymske. The village of Stanytsia Luhanska, which was selected for disengagement of forces and military equipment in Donbas, once again came under fire.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times on Wednesday, November 30, focusing on the Mariupol sector. 

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