Mortar shelling, clash near Popasna: ATO HQ report

11:00, 31 December 2016
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A total of 48 attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian forces in Donbas were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the ATO Headquarters.


In the Mariupol direction the invaders opened fire at Shyrokine and Talakivka from 120mm and 82mm mortars. They also fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms -on Vodiane, Talakivka, Pavlopilya, Maryinka, Shyrokine, Lebedinske, and Hnutove.

As noted in the report, the invaders shelled Novozvanivka (in the Luhansk directions) from 82mm mortars. Grenade launchers and small arms were used in the attacks on Stanytsia Luhanska, Novozvanivka, Kondrashevka Nova, Krasne Hlynyshche, and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

Read alsoMilitary prosecutor: 3 WIA, 5 non-combat losses in Donbas in last dayAccording to ATO Staff in the Donetsk direction, the militants fired small arms at Troitske, Avdiyivka, Luhanske, Zaitseve, Yuzhne, Verhnyotoretske, and Opytne.

At the same time, it is reported that a clash with the pro-Russian militants took place near Popasna. The militant attack was repulsed, the enemy suffered losses and retreated.

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