Russian proxies attack ATO troops 45 times in last day

10:28, 09 February 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 45 times in the past 24 hours, using a wide range of weapons, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook early Tuesday.


"The militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on our fortified positions in the villages of Opytne, Luhanske, Troyitske, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine," the report says.

It is noted that the occupiers used mortars to shell the Ukrainian fortified positions in the village of Pisky, which is near the ruined Donetsk airport, as well as the villages of Hnutove and Troyitske, and the town of Maryinka.

In addition to grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, the enemy fired 82mm mortars and an anti-aircraft gun, and used infantry fighting vehicles to attack the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired small arms on ATO forces in the village of Shyrokyne.

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