Russia's hybrid forces attack Maryinka, damage civilians' houses

22:55, 24 April 2017
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Residential quarters of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Maryinka in Donbas, Ukraine's east, have come under fire when Russia's hybrid forces mounted an attack on Ukrainian troops stationed near the town on Monday evening, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"Houses are reported to have been damaged. At the moment, there is no report about casualties – either civilian or military ones," the ATO HQ said in a statement on Facebook.

"Emergency services are now verifying information about types of weaponry used by the enemy. According to early reports, these were 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles' guns and grenade launchers," it said.

What is more, the ATO HQ said that the Russian occupation forces had shelled the Ukrainian-controlled Maryinka checkpoint earlier that day.

Read alsoATO HQ: One Ukrainian soldier killed in action near Avdiyivka"Today, on April 24, units of the Russian occupation forces used automated grenade launchers and small arms to fire on the Maryinka checkpoint of the State Border Service of Ukraine. The fire came from the village of Oleksandrivka in temporarily uncontrolled territory," it said.

There have been no casualties, according to early reports.

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