Donbas militants attack Ukraine 39 times on March 25 – ATO HQ

21:45, 25 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 39 times on March 25, using heavy weapons, banned by the Minsk agreements, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports.

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The Mariupol direction was the epicenter of the fire confrontation, the press service posted on Facebook.

"At night the enemy opened fire from a tank on the defenders of the town of Maryinka, and in the morning began actively use artillery and mortars. The Ukrainian Marines' positions near the village of Vodiane came under fire from 122mm artillery systems, while the defenders of the villages of Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, and Novotroyitske were shelled from 120mm mortars. The enemy snipers were active near Novotroyitsky, Shyrokyne, and Vodiane," the report said.

Read alsoUkraine military release video of enemy Grads shelling VodianeIn the Donetsk direction, Russian-occupation forces fired 120mm mortars on Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Novhorodske, while 120mm mortars on the strongholds near Zaitseve and Novhorodske. The occupiers also shelled grenade launchers of different systems on Avdiyivka, Troitske, and Kamianka. The village of Luhanske came under fire from heavy guns, the ATO HQ said.

"In some cases, the ATO forces had to open fire to suppress the enemy's fire activity," the press service noted.

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