Russian proxies attack ATO troops 54 times in last day, situation tense

13:09, 20 February 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 54 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Donetsk sector and 26 times in the Mariupol sector, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Saturday.


"The militants fired an 82mm mortar, an anti-aircraft gun and an infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Krasnohorivka. They fired an 82mm mortar on our positions near the village of Hnutove," the report says.

On Friday night, the occupiers fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms near the town of Maryinka. In particular, they attacked the Ukrainian positions in the villages on Vodiane, Opytne, Pisky, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, and the town of Avdiyivka.

"During this period, the Ukrainian army recorded a reconnaissance overflight by an enemy drone over the village of Shyrokyne," the press center said.

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