ATO HQ: Russian proxies almost double number of attacks in last day
Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 57 times in the past 24 hours, including 44 in the Mariupol sector, 10 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 militants fired heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Pavlopil and Hranitne. They also used 122mm and 152mm cannon artillery systems and 82mm and 120mm mortars on the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.
Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 29 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sectorIn the Luhansk sector, the enemy opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Popasna and the village of Orikhove, as well as 120mm mortars in the villages of Novozvanivka and Krymske.
In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired rocket-propelled grenades on ATO forces in the town of Avdiyivka. Additionally, the occupiers fired grenade launchers, machine guns, small arms and 82mm mortars in the village of Verkhniotoretske.