Russian proxies attack Ukraine 61 times in last day amid escalation

09:40, 18 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 61 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 82mm mortars on the villages of Chermalyk, Vodiane and Shyrokyne, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Lebedynske, Talakivka, Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Hnutove. They also used infantry fighting vehicles in the village of Berezove. Additionally, a sniper was active in Shyrokyne.

Read alsoEscalation in Donbas: 60 militant attacks, 1 WIA in last dayIn the Luhansk sector, the occupiers shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars on the villages of Troyitske and Novo-Oleksandrivka. The militants also fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Popasna, and the villages of Valuiske and Stanytsia Luhanska. Furthermore, a sniper was shooting in Valuiske.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military forces opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Opytne and Pisky.

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