21 August 2017
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Militants attack ATO forces 84 times in last day, use mortars, anti-aircraft guns

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 84 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook early Saturday.


The militants of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic fired on the Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors.

It is noted that the enemy fired rocket-propelled grenades, small arms, as well as 82mm mortars 14 times on our fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka.

In addition, the occupiers fired grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the villages of Luhanske, Pisky, Opytne, Novhorodske, Troyitske, Shyrokyne and the town of Maryinka. The enemy also fired an anti-aircraft gun in Opytne, and infantry fighting vehicles in Novhorodske.

The Russian-backed mercenaries fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on ATO forces in the villages of Talakivka, Hnutove, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine.

"In some cases, our fighters had to open fire from allowed weapons," the press center said.

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