21 August 2017
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Situation in Donbas tense: 47 attacks in 24 hrs on ATO forces

The suburbs of the militant stronghold of Donetsk remained a traditional spot of most attacks:  the Russian proxies fired on the Ukrainian outposts in Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Pisky, Opytne and on the Butivka mine.


The overall situation in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation remains tense: the militants opened fire  47 times on the positions of Ukrainian troops, as reported by the press center of the ATO HQ on Facebook as of 06:00 Kyiv time

It is noted that the past day started with a shelling of Ukrainian fortified positions near Krasnohorivka by militants using mortars with 82 mm and 100 mm caliber.

"Traditionally, it was tense in the suburbs of Donetsk. The militants fired on our outposts in Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Pisky, Opytne, and on Butivka mine from small arms and grenade launchers," the Headquarters reported.

The Daily Beast: The war in Ukraine is back – so why won't anyone say so?The enemy also shot from small arms fired from heavy machine guns at the fortified positions of the Ukrainian forces in Troitske near the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka. The militants have also used grenade launchers and shot from a infantry fighting vehicle near Novhorodske.

Eleven Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last dayIn addition, the Ukrainian strongholds in Zaitseve and Mayorske were shelled with mortar shells once again.

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