Russian proxies attack Ukrainian troops 99 times overnight

08:55, 03 August 2015
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 99 times overnight, using banned artillery systems five times, mortars 33 times, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and small arms 81 times, and tank shells five times, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.


The confrontation between the ATO forces and the occupiers is continuing. The Russian-terrorist groups concentrate their fire activity in the area of Donetsk. From 18:00 on August 2 to midnight on August 3, the enemy fired 120mm mortars twice on the villages of Pisky and Opytne, and the town of Avdiyivka. In addition, at 20:20 Kyiv time and 21:50 Kyiv time, the mercenaries fired tank shells on the village of Pisky.

"In the last day, there has been a certain intensification of the enemy  attacks in the direction of Mariupol, where a lull had been observed for the last few days," the headquarters said.

At about 19:00 Kyiv time, the militants fired 120mm mortars twice on the village of Novohryhorivka. They also fired banned mortars on the villages of Starohnativka and Bohdanivka. Continuing the strategy of destroying the infrastructure of Donbas, from 21:30 to 22:45, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries were firing 122mm artillery on the residential area of the village of Hranitne.

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