Russian proxies attack Ukraine forces 34 times in last day, Mariupol sector remains hot spot

09:40, 26 October 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 34 times in the past 24 hours, including 24 in the Mariupol sector, five barrages in the Luhansk sector, and five in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the militants used heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms near the villages of Starohnativka, Lebedynske and Pavlopil, as well as 82mm mortars in the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Vodiane, Hnutove and Taramchuk. The enemy also fired 120mm mortars on the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Shyrokyne. In addition to mortars, the enemy involved sniper fire, also used machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms in the town of Maryinka.

Read alsoAlmost 500 Ukrainian women, 70 children killed amid Russian aggression in DonbasIn the Luhansk sector, the occupiers opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms against ATO forces toward the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as 122mm cannon artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Bohuslavske.

In the Donetsk sector, the shelling continued in the town of Avdiyivka, where Russia's hybrid military force used various weapons, such as mortars of various calibers, grenade launchers of various systems and machine guns.

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