ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 63 times in last day

10:20, 05 July 2016
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 63 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


33 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk sector. The militants fired banned 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Zaitseve and Dacha, as well as 120mm mortars on the villages of Nevelske, Opytne, Pisky, and Pivnichne (Kirove). The enemy also fired grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the town of Avdiyivka.

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The occupiers fired banned 120mm mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka as well as an antitank missile system in the village of Hranitne and 82mm mortars near the village of Hnutove.

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