Russian proxies attack Ukraine 15 times in last day, use IFVs in Mariupol sector

10:00, 21 November 2016

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired from tanks, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and 82mm mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka. They also used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Novotroyitske and Vodiane.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and mortars on the village of Luhanske and the town of Avdiyivka.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired the same types of weapons on the villages of Makarove, Zhovte, Krymske and Triokhizbenka.

Read alsoUkraine's ATO HQ reports ongoing attacks in all sectors in DonbasAs reported earlier, on November 19-20, the OSCE mission observers had only limited access to Pervomaisk/Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska and Petrivske/Bohdanivka disengagement areas.

"Only limited access for OSCE SMM over the weekend to Pervomaisk/Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska and Petrivske/Bohdanivka disengagement areas – UAF, "LPR", "DPR" have failed to guarantee SMM's security [possible mines]," the OSCE reported on Facebook.

"The SMM's access remains restricted in all three areas, but the Mission is able to partially monitor them," the report says.

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