Ukraine's ATO HQ reports ongoing attacks in all sectors in Donbas

09:52, 20 November 2016
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The Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters has reported that Ukrainian troops were attacked in all sectors in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the past day; the total number of reported barrages was 36.


ATO forces stationed near the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol were attacked with the use of mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. In particular, Russia's hybrid military force shelled the villages of Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Vodiane, and Pavlopil and the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. What is more, banned 152mm artillery systems and a main battle tank were engaged to attack the village of Shyrokyne, which is some 25 km from Mariupol.

Read alsoUkraine reports 40 attacks in Donbas in last dayUkrainian troops in the villages of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Horikhove, and Novo-Oleksandrivka in the Luhansk sector came under fire. The combined Russian-separatist forces used mortars, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns and large-caliber machine-guns.

Mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used in the Donetsk sector. The village of Zaitseve, which is close to the militant-held town of Horlivka, as well as the villages of Opytne and Luhanske and the town of Avdiyivka came under fire.

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