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

09:32, 01 March 2016

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 54 times in the past 24 hours, including 35 times in the Donetsk sector and 19 times in the Mariupol sector, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Tuesday.


At about 18:00 local time, violating the Minsk agreements, the Russian-backed mercenaries started firing mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Hnutove. They also fired heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka, the villages of Pisky, Troyitske and Vodiane.

"At 18:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing an 82mm mortar on Krasnohorivka. At 19:00 local time, they started firing a 120mm mortar on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Nevelske. In addition, the terrorists fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms on our positions near the villages of Novhorodske, Troyitske, Novoselivka Druha and Pisky," the press center said.

It is noted that the intensity of shelling decreased at midnight.

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