Day in ATO: 61 attacks, 3 WIA, hottest spots near Avdiyivka, Troyitske

09:50, 29 March 2017
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The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remains tense as Russian-occupation troops shelled Ukrainian positions 61 times over the past day, that’s according to the ATO Headquarters.

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"The Donetsk line remains the epicenter of combat confrontation.The hottest spots were near Avdiyivka and Troyitske, where the Ukrainian  troops came under enemy fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars. Strongpoints near Kamianka, Krymske, and Luhanske were shelled from 120mm mortars. The enemy fired 822 mortars at the positions outside Opytne," ATO HQ reported on Facebook.

Grenade launchers of various types and large-caliber machine guns were fired by the enemy on the defenders of Avdiyivka, Pisky, Nevelske, and Opytne. Positions in the area of Luhanske and Krymske were fired upon from infantry fighting vehicles.

Read alsoUkraine reports relative "stabilization" in ATO zone: 58 enemy shellings in past 24 hoursAccording to the information of the ATO press center, in the Mariupol direction, Russian-occupation forces shelled Ukrainian strongpoints in the area of Taramchuk and Krasnohorivka from 82mm mortars.

Defenders of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, and Krasnohorivka were fired upon from enemy grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Near Shyrokine, the enemy used a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun. In the area of Hnutove and Vodiane, enemy snipers remained active.

In the Luhansk direction, Russian-terrorist forces fired on the strongpoints near Novozvanivka using large-caliber machine guns as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars. Positions near Novo-Oleksandrivka were fired upon from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

"In order to suppress the enemy activity, the ATO forces returned fire. Over the past day, three Ukrainian troops were wounded," the headquarters reported.

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