ATO HQ reports de-escalation in Donbas in last day

10:09, 14 December 2016
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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 Luhansk sector, the militants continued to use banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the village of Krymske. Also, they fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

Read alsoUkraine reports 42 attacks in Donbas in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 82mm mortars on the villages of Luhanske and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Verkhniotoretske. Additionally, a sniper was active in Luhanske.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used banned 152mm artillery systems to attack the Ukrainian positions near the village of Berdianske, while banned 122mm artillery systems were used to shell the village of Shyrokyne. The militants also fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms on the town of Maryinka and the village of Talakivka.

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