Donbas militants attack Ukraine 18 times on April 8 – ATO HQ

20:19, 08 April 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 18 times on April 8, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports.

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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms on the defenders of the village of Vodiane, as well as anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. Infantry fighting vehicles were used to shell the defenders of the village of Novohryhorivka. Additionally, the Ukrainian Marines near the village of Hnutove came under fire from grenade launchers, while small arms were used against the Ukrainian servicemen near the village of Shyrokyne.

Read alsoUkraine reports 5 WIA's amid 43 enemy attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces used 120mm and 82mm mortars and armored vehicles against the defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske. The occupiers also opened fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. Moreover, the militants fired grenade launchers of various systems on the defenders of the villages of Kamianka and Zaitseve, while the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pisky were attacked with heavy machine guns. Furthermore, enemy snipers were active near the villages of Troyitske, Zaitseve and Pisky.

"Despite armed provocations, the Ukrainian army strictly observed the ceasefire and did not fire back," the press service said.

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