Russian proxies attack Ukraine 47 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector

09:56, 11 October 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, including 27 in the Mariupol sector, 17 barrages in the Luhansk sector, and three in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.


In the Mariupol sector, the enemy resorted to armed provocations with the use of 152mm cannon artillery systems against the Ukrainian defenders of the villages of Talakivka and Berdianske, and 122mm artillery systems on the village of Shyrokyne.

The occupiers also actively used 82mm and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Additionally, they fired from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms toward the villages of Pavlopil and Hnutove.

Read alsoUkraine volunteers: Hospital full with WIA's after massive attack near Mariupol (Photos)In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired weapons of different caliber, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars on the town of Popasna and the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force used 82mm mortars in the town of Avdiyivka, as well as 120mm mortars in the village of Zaitseve.

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