ATO HQ: 47 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

10:05, 02 March 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, including 29 times in the Donetsk sector, 15 times in the Mariupol sector and three times in the Luhansk sector, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Wednesday.


Near the Svitlodarsk bridgehead, the enemy fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified position in the village of Mayorsk, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns in the villages of Zaitseve and Novhorodske.

Not far from the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk, the militants fired different types of weapons on the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Opytne, Pisky, and the town of Avdiyivka.

The situation was tense near the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

"Violating the Minsk agreements, the militants fired mortars on our positions in the villages of Talakivka, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Nevelske and the town of Krasnohorivka. During the last 24 hours, the terrorists attacked Ukrainian soldiers eight times there and launched 58 missiles on them," the press center said.

The militants decreased the intensity of shelling at midnight.

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