Militants fire 20 times at Ukrainian positions overnight

10:00, 05 January 2016
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Pro-Russian illegal armed groups opened fire 20 times in the direction of Ukrainian forces, twice the amount of attacks recorded the previous day, as reported by the press center of the ATO.


From 18:00 yesterday until midnight, the militants were most active in the area of the Donetsk airport. "They opened chaotic fire from heavy machine guns seven times on the village of Pisky, and they used small arms once, shooting at Opytne," reads the statement.

On Horlivka-Svitlodarsk arc, the invaders opened fire from heavy machine guns twice in the direction of Luhanske, and twice from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades – in the direction of Zaitseve, the ATO HQ said.

Read alsoUkraine intel spots militant MBTs, self-propelled guns near Makyivka, Mospine"At the same sector of the front, after midnight, militants tried unsuccessfully to provoke the Ukrainian soldiers to violate the "total silence" ceasefire regime by using a bazooka near Zaitseve, small arms - near Novhorodske. They also opened chaotic fire from a heavy machine gun randomly in the direction of our strong point a few kilometers south of the village of Troitske," said the report.

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