Russian proxies attack Ukrainian troops 82 times
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 82 times overnight, using banned artillery systems four times, mortars 32 times, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers and small arms 63 times, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
"The situation is still most tense in the area of the militant-controlled city of Donetsk. From 18:00 to midnight, the mercenaries were firing 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms six times on the village of Opytne. In addition, they fired mortars on the village of Pisky in the proximity of the Donetsk airport. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing artillery systems on ATO forces in the town of Krasnohorivka," the report says.
At 23:07 Kyiv time, the Russian proxies started firing Grad multiple rocket launchers on residential areas of the town of Avdiyivka.
In Luhansk region, from 21:00 to midnight, the militants were firing mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on a fortified position of ATO forces in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.
"In the area of the Ukrainian-controlled port city of Mariupol, at about 19:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing on the village of Shyrokyne. And at about 22:00 and 23:00 Kyiv time, they fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Novotroitske," the press center said.
In the direction of Artemivsk, at about 20:30 Kyiv time, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries started the sheling of the unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the village of Luhanske with anti-tank missiles and mortars .