ATO: Ukrainian army repels three militant sabotage groups

12:03, 28 May 2015
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Russian-backed militants continued their attacks on Ukrainian positions in all areas of the front line on the evening of May 27 and night of May 28, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported on its Facebook page on Thursday.


"The Russian-backed militants were the most active in the area of Donetsk. They fired artillery on the villages of Pisky, Taramchuk, Berezove and Marinka,” the press service report says.

“[The militants] also fired grenades on the villages of Opytne, Novotroitske and the mine of Butivka. In addition, they fired heavy machine guns on the town of Avdiivka."

In addition, as reported, a military clash between the Ukrainian army and the militants of the DPR organization took place near the village of Berezove. The militants fired Grad multiple rocket launchers there.

At the same time, according to the press center, near Luhansk the militants fired mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms on the villages of Orikhove, Zhovte, the town of Shastya, and on the villages of Triokhizbenka and Bolotne.

According to the report, near Artemivsk the militants fired mortars on the villages of Lozove, Troitske and Novozvanivka. A military clash between the Ukrainian army and a militant sabotage and reconnaissance group also took place there. There was also fighting near the village of Nelipivka.

"In both cases, our military gave a fitting rebuff to the militants, who were forced to flee," the press center said.

Near Mariupol, the militants fired 120mm mortars on the village of Shyrokyne. They also fired 82mm mortars on the village of Mykolaivka. However, the night in the area of Mariupol was otherwise rather quiet, according to reports.

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