ATO HQ: 32 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

10:04, 21 March 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 32 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Donetsk sector, twice in the Mariupol sector, and once in the Luhansk sector, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).


"At about 20:00 local time, militants' tanks attacked our positions near the town of Avdiyivka and launched 12 shells, then [the enemy] used infantry fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun and rocket-propelled grenades," the ATO headquarters said on Monday.

The Russian-backed terrorists fired 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske, as well as mortars, infantry fighting vehicles' guns and heavy machine guns near the town of Svitlodarsk.

In addition, enemy snipers were working near Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Leninske.

The occupiers also fired grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Opytne, as well as small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pisky and the town of Maryinka.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian proxies fired mortars twice on a fortified position near the village of Triokhizbenka, and later they used grenade launchers and machine guns.

"At about 16:00 local time, a sabotage and reconnaissance group of up to five militants approached the Ukrainian army positions near the village of Novotroyitske and opened fire from automatic grenade launchers and small arms. The Ukrainian military fired back and the enemy had to retreat," the press center said.

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