ATO report: militants increase number of attacks on Ukrainian positions

09:25, 12 July 2017
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The past day in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation was marked by intensified shelling of Ukrainian positions in Luhansk direction, that’s according to a report by the press center of the ATO HQ as of 06:00 July 12.

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After 18:00, illegal armed formations fired at Novo-Oeksandrivka from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and 82mm mortars three times. Also, militants launched ten mines at Novotoshkovske. At about 22:00, our troops in Novozvanivka and Stanytsia Luhanska came under enemy fire from large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.

In the Donetsk direction at 10:00, militants fired heavy machine guns at Butivka mine, and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms – on Avdiyivka.

Read alsoDeath toll rises in Donbas as Russian aggression continuesOn the Mariupol line overnight, the enemy continued firing on Ukrainian strongpoints in Pavlopil.

Over the past day, one Ukrainian soldier suffered a fragmentation wound in a grenade shelling.

In general, on July 11, the militants used weapons 21 times. In addition, aerial reconnaissance of Ukraine’s positions was intensified in the areas of Donetsk-Slovianoserbsk and Stanytsia Luhanska, where Ukrainian military spotted the enemy’s unmanned aerial vehicles. 

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