Militants attack ATO forces 21 times in Donetsk region, Luhansk sees truce
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 21 times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook early on Monday.
"The militants have again fired small arms on our fortified positions near the village of Opytne close to the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk and areas to the south of the town of Avdiyivka. They also used the same type of weapons to shell one of our fortified positions near the village of Starohnativka in the Mariupol sector. In addition, not far from the port city of Mariupol, the mercenaries opened fire on the Ukrainian positions in the village of Shyrokyne, using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. The Ukrainian defenders were forced to fire back from small arms," the report says.
"The militants also used small arms and heavy machine guns to shell our positions near the villages of Zaitseve, Mayorsk and Leninske to the north of the occupied town of Horlivka. The enemy fired not only machine guns but also automatic mounted grenade launchers to the east, near the village of Luhanske. Aiming at the village of Troyitske, which is on the border of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the enemy made several shots from a tank, which is banned under the Minsk peace agreement. Meanwhile, the Russian-terrorist forces did not violate the ceasefire in Luhansk region," the press center said.