ATO forces repel attacks near Nikishyne, insurgents suffer losses

15:32, 17 November 2014
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Ukrainian forces have repelled three attacks on their positions near Nikishyne, with the Russian-backed militant attackers suffering losses, spokesman for the NSDC’s Information and Analytical Centre Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"The terrorists shelled with mortars and attacked with small arms the fortifications of the ATO forces in the direction of Debaltsevo, near the village of Nikishyne,” Lysenko said.

“All of attacks were successfully repelled, and the terrorists suffered losses," he said.

"The terrorists also fired with artillery and mortars on the positions of the ATO forces near the mound of Hostra Mohyla and the villages of Orlovo-Ivanivka, Chornukhyne and Mius," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the insurgents have been trying to take control of the Bahmutka highway, and fired Grad rockets at the villages of Krymske, Triohizbenka, Hirne and Frunze.

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