Hot near Avdiyivka: militant tanks shell Ukraine positions

11:00, 08 March 2016

The pro-Russian mercenaries continue shelling the Ukrainian forces. 54 attacks were recorded in last day, 41 of them in Donetsk direction and another 13 in the direction of Mariupol.


In breach of the Minsk agreements, the Russian terrorists continued shelling the fortified positions of the ATO forces with banned types of weapons, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported on Facebook: "Mortaring the [Ukrainian] positions near Avdiyivka was apparently not enough for them, so at about 17:00, the militants used the tank, shooting six times," reads the statement.

It is noted that the enemy shelled the strong points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Pisky and Mayorske from 82mm caliber mortars, and positions near Opytne, Troitske, Luhanske, Novhorodske, and Lozova – from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

Read alsoATO HQ: 38 attacks on Ukrainian troops in last dayIn Mariupol direction, the militants fired from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms on the positions of the ATO forces in the area of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Talakivka, Shyrokine.

In some cases, the Ukrainian soldiers returned fire using grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms, according to the report.1

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