ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 64 times in last 24 hours

11:51, 15 July 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 64 times in the last 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The ATO Headquarters reported 38 attacks occurring in the Mariupol sector, 20 attacks in the Donetsk sector, and six attacks in the Luhansk sector.

In Mariupol sector, militants fired banned 152mm artillery weapons  on Ukrainian positions in Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

Additionally, in Krasnohorivka, the occupiers used 122-mm self-propelled guns, while Ukrainian positions in Shyrokyne and Maryinka were attacked with 120mm mortars. They also fired 82mm mortars into the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske and Berezove.

Read alsoRussia plotting offensive operations in Donbas - TurchynovMoreover, the militants continued their armed provocations in the Donetsk sector. The situation in Avdiyivka remained tense, as militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Also, the village of Novoselivka Druha was attacked with 120mm caliber mortars, while the villages of Zaitseve and Opytne were shelled with 82mm mortars and grenade launchers.

In the Luhansk sector, militants carried out armed and unarmed attacks on Novooleksandrivka, Stanitsa Luhanska and Novozvanivka.

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