Russian proxies attack Ukraine 29 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector

09:55, 18 October 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 29 times in the past 24 hours, including 20 in the Mariupol sector, six 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 used 122mm cannon artillery systems and mortars of both calibers in the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane and Lebedynske. The militants also fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Talakivka, as well as grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the town of Krasnohorivka.

Read alsoUkraine military deny reports of militant offensive on AvdiyivkaIn the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 82mm mortars toward the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near the town of Zolote, and the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Orikhove.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers opened fire from 82mm mortars in the village of Verkhniotoretske. Additionally, they fired from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Luhanske.

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