Russian proxies attack ATO forces three times overnight
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine three times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
"The situation was rather stable during the day. There was no shelling along the demarcation line until the evening. But after 18:00 Kyiv time, the enemy continued armed provocations," the report says.
At about 18:00 Kyiv time, sabotage and reconnaissance group of militants, up to seven people, supported by small arms and rocket-propelled grenades made an attempt to envelop a fortified position of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Syze in Luhansk area. As a result of military clashes, the enemy had to retreat.
"In addition, at 18:25 Kyiv time, the Russian proxies started firing small arms on our units in the village of Maiorske in the direction of Artemivsk. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, the mercenaries started firing 82mm mortars on ATO forces in the town of Maryinka," the press center said.