ATO HQ: Militants attack Ukrainian positions in all sectors in last day

10:00, 20 December 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


Most attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector. The militants fired 122mm artillery systems on the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane. Over the last day, Shyrokyne came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and tanks. The Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Novotroyitske and Talakivka also came under mortar shelling.

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