Intensity of enemy fire remains high: ATO HQ

11:20, 04 June 2016
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The militants attacked the Ukranian forces 49 times in past 24 hours, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reported June 4.

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"The night was tense in the zone of the ATO. Pro-Russian illegal armed groups continue to resort to more intense armed provocations," reads a statement.

"Militants opened fire 49 times at the Ukrainian defenders. In the Donetsk direction, the enemy shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 15 times. Positions near Opytne, Pesky, Nevelske, Avdiyivka, Novoselivka Druga came under 82mm and 120mm mortar fire, and at about 23:00 Kyiv time, the Russian mercenaries fired on the defenders of Pesky another 20 artillery shells of a 122mm caliber," the press service said.

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It was also tense in the Mariupol direction, where 31 facts of shelling of the Ukrainian positions were recorded. Twice during the day, the adversary used 82mm and 120mm mortars  near Pavlopillia and Hranytne, while the positions near Berezove, Talakivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Taramchuk and Shyrokine were shelled by the Russian militants from rocket-propelled grenades launchers of various types and heavy machine guns.

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In Luhansk region, near Stanitsa Luhanska, the mercenaries hit the strongholds of the ATO forces with fire from an automatic grenade launchers, and near Novooleksandrivka – from heavy machine guns.

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