ATO HQ: 52 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day, most in Donetsk sector

10:35, 06 March 2016

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 52 times in the past 24 hours, including 37 times in the Donetsk sector, 10 times in the Mariupol sector and five times in the Luhansk sector, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Sunday.


"The Russian-backed mercenaries fired mortars and large-caliber artillery on ATO forces and launched about 150 missiles and 22 shells. The most difficult situation was near the town of Avdiyivka. The enemy fired grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novhorodske, Troyitske, Luhanske, Shyrokyne, Mayorsk, Zaitseve and Novozvanivka. In addition, the snipers were firing near the villages of Pisky and Starohnativka," the report says.

The situation remains tense near the town of Maryinka. The Maryinka checkpoint was attacked by an enemy sniper, the press center said.

"The militants fired mortars on our fortified positions near the Zenit position on the outskirts of Avdiyivka, as well as from the temporarily occupied town of Pervomaisk on the village of Bohuslavske. The terrorists also fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Pisky, Opytne, Luhanske, Novozvanivka and Troyitske. The intensity of shelling decreased at midnight," the report reads.

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