Donbas militants attack Ukraine 4 times on National Flag Day

21:30, 23 August 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas four times on Ukraine's National Flag Day, August 23, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"It was relatively quiet in the ATO area on the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine. Since midnight, there have been four ceasefire violations. Basically, the attacks were provocative and untargeted," the press service wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoMilitants destroy infrastructure, crops near Mariupol – ATO HQIn particular, the militants opened fire twice from grenade launchers and small arms on the ATO strong points near the village of Krymske in the Luhansk sector. Around 13:00, the enemy fired two mortar shells (120mm and 82mm calibers) near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers were shelling the Ukrainian fortified positions near the Avdiyivka industrial zone, using heavy machine guns.

"The ATO forces suppressed almost all the armed provocations by targeted fire, so the confrontation was short," the ATO HQ said.

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