Militant shelling concentrated near Ukraine-controlled Mariupol on Sunday

22:55, 06 November 2016
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Shelling by pro-Russian militants was concentrated in the Mariupol sector, which encountered 19 out of 25 attacks on Ukrainian troops reported in Donbas from 00:00 to 18:00 local time on Sunday, November 6, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.


"The enemy fired small arms, grenade launchers, machine guns at areas of the village of Novotroyitske. Infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack the villages of Berezove and Shyrokyne. The villages of Talakivka and Hnutove came under 82mm mortar fire, while 120mm mortars were used to shell areas near the village of Vodiane and the town of Maryinka. The occupation forces used mortars and infantry fighting vehicles to attack areas near the town of Krasnohorivka," the ATO HQ said in an evening update.

Read alsoBanned artillery used to shell ATO troops in Donetsk, Luhansk regionsFour attacks on ATO forces were registered in the Donetsk sector. Grenade launchers and machine guns were used to attack Ukrainian troops in the town of Avdiyivka, while the village of Zaitseve close to the militant-held town of Horlivka came under 82mm mortar fire, and grenade launchers, mortars, and an infantry fighting vehicle were engaged to shell the village of Luhanske.

"Ukrainian troops stationed in the Luhansk sector were attacked twice. In particular, large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems were used to attack areas near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka," the ATO HQ said.

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