Russian proxies attack ATO forces near Donetsk airport overnight

09:23, 24 December 2015
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 51 times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook early Thursday.


"From 18:00 to midnight on December 24, the militants were firing small arms thrice on our positions near the village of Zaitseve, as well as automatic mounted grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the village of Lozove. The occupiers fired small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in the direction of our defenders near the village of Opytne, south of the town of Avdiyivka, and near the Donetsk airport. They also fired on our defenders north of the town of Horlivka – near the villages of Mayorsk, Novhorodske, Zaitseve, Lozove and others," the report says.

From midnight, the militants have already violated the ceasefire five times, the press center said.

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The situation in Luhansk region and the Mariupol sector remains unchanged. It was relatively quiet there overnight, the press center said.

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