Militants increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 41 times in last day

10:31, 21 October 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 41 times in the past 24 hours, including 26 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and six in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

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In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms in the village of Pavlopil, as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and Taramchuk.

Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, hot spot in Mariupol sectorIn the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force opened fire from small arms, machine guns and grenade launchers on the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Luhanske. In addition to these types of weapons, the militants fired tank shells, 152mm and 122mm cannon artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars in the town of Avdiyivka.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms toward the villages of Novozvanivka and Triokhizbenka, as well as 82mm mortars in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

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