ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 46 times in last day

13:06, 11 June 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 46 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired mortars 12 times on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Novotroyitske. The Russian-backed mercenaries also opened fire from small arms, machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and Talakivka. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, the militants fired tank shells thrice on the Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka, the ATO HQ said in an update as of 06:00 Kyiv time on June 11.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired grenade launchers and 122mm self-propelled guns thrice on the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka.

The occupiers also fired 82mm and 120mm mortars near the villages of Pisky, Nevelske and Toretske, as well as from an infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Svitlodarsk.

From 22:00 to 01:00 on June 11, the enemy was firing from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, a ZU-23-2 AD system and an infantry fighting vehicle on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novhorodske, and launched 45 mines from heavy mortars and 27 shells from 122mm self-propelled guns.

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In addition, Russian saboteurs were active in the last day. In particular, an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group of up to four people was spotted moving from the vicinity of the city of Donetsk toward the Ukrainian fortified positions near Maryinka. The Ukrainian military had to return fire from small arms and the enemy had to retreat. Two militants were killed.

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