Militants fire tank shells and mortars on ATO forces, hot spot in Avdiyivka
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, using banned tank shells and mortars, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Friday.
The town of Avdiyivka remains the most hot and dangerous spot in the Donetsk sector. In the last day, the Russian terrorists fired mortars six times on the Ukrainian positions. At 19:30 local time, they fired tank shells thrice on ATO forces.
The militants fired grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve. In addition, an enemy sniper was working there.
The occupiers also fired heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the villages of Pisky and Opytne in the vicinity of the militant-held city of Donetsk.
In the Mariupol sector, the Russian terrorists fired 120mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne, as well as 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Hnutove.
An enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian army positions near the town of Maryinka. In addition, the militants fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms there.
At about 23:00 local time, a sabotage and reconnaissance group of militants of five people moved toward ATO positions near the village of Troyitske. The Ukrainian armed forces opened fire and the enemy had to retreat.