Donbas militants attack Ukraine 11 times on July 8 – ATO HQ

20:50, 08 July 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 11 times on July 8, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports.


Five enemy armed provocations were recorded in the Mariupol sector. The militants opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the ATO strongholds near the village of Shyrokyne four times. Moreover, at night, they shelled the Ukrainian army positions on the outskirts of Maryinka, using 120mm mortars.

Read alsoDeployment of OSCE police mission key for Donbas demilitarization – GerashchenkoIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed illegal armed groups opened fire on ATO strong points near the villages of Zaitseve and Pisky, and twice attacked the positions on the outskirts of Avdiyivka, where they used almost the entire range of infantry weapons, as well as heavy machine guns and infantry fighting vehicles.

In the Luhansk sector, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries were active only in the area of the Bakhmutka highway. In particular, around noon they fired automatic grenade launchers and 82mm mortars on the defenders of the village of Krymske.

"Today there were no losses among the soldiers of the ATO forces as a result of firing," the ATO HQ said.

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