Russian proxies attack Ukraine 61 times in last day
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 61 times in the past 24 hours, including 38 times in the Donetsk sector, 20 times in the Mariupol sector, and thrice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the villages of Pisky and Zaitseve.
"The enemy fired banned 120mm mortars on the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Novhorodske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades on our positions in the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Luhanske, Pisky, and Troyitske," the report says.
Read alsoUkraine intel reports at least 22 militant Grads on frontlineIn the Mariupol sector, the situation was most tense near the village of Shyrokyne where the Russian-backed occupiers used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. They also fired 120mm mortars on the village of Vodiane and the town of Krasnohorivka.
In Luhansk region, the enemy fired small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske.