Militants attack Ukrainian forces 63 times in last day

12:13, 12 January 2015
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Russian-backed militants in the east of Ukraine have attacked Ukrainian forces 63 times in the last day, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported on its Facebook page on Monday.

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According to the report, the worst situation is at Donetsk airport and villages close to it. Last night there was a clash between Russian-backed insurgents and Ukrainian defenders at the new airport terminal.

In addition, from the direction of Donetsk militants fired mortars at the meteorological tower of Donetsk airport and the village of Avdiivka. The villages of Tonenke, Pisky and Opytne were attacked with mortars, artillery and Grad multiple rocket launcher, and the village of Hranitne was attacked with antitank guided missiles.

In other areas, illegal armed groups fired mortars at the villages of Vuhlehirsk, Leninske and Hnutove, the neighborhoods of the village of Nikishyne was attacked by artillery, and the villages of Otradivka and Hnutove were attacked twice with Grad multiple rocket launchers.

"Our soldiers control the situation and strike blows in response if necessary, suppressing the most active terrorist firing points. The enemy is suffering losses," the report reads.

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