Donbas seeing escalation with 20 attacks on Ukraine in last day

12:27, 14 May 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

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The hottest spot is still the demarcation line near the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk. The militants repeatedly opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns, small arms and 82mm mortars on our positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The occupiers also fired rocket-propelled grenades on our fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. In addition, the enemy sniper was working there, the report says.

The situation was tense in the Mariupol sector. The Russian-backed illegal armed groups fired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Shyrokyne and Hranitne. They also fired from infantry fighting vehicles twice on our positions near the village of Novohryhorivka.

Read alsoMilitants attack ATO forces 10 times in last day, use mortars, RPGsIn addition, during this period, the Ukrainian army recorded a reconnaissance overflight by an enemy drone. Moving from the territory of the Russian Federation, it crossed the state border of Ukraine and conducted aerial reconnaissance over the temporarily occupied territories.

According to the press-center, the enemy opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles at least twice on ATO forces near Novohryhorivka since the beginning of the day.

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