ATO report: Donbas militants violate truce 24 times in last day

11:45, 21 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 24 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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At the end of the day, the enemy's fire activity shifted from the Donetsk line to the Mariupol and Luhansk sectors. Ukrainian troops responded to the enemy asymmetrically 16 times, the headquarters wrote on Facebook.

In the evening, the militants opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as automatic grenade launchers near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka in the Luhansk sector. They also fired a 120mm mortar on the Ukrainian positions stationed outside the village of Katerynivka, while using anti-tank grenade launchers near the town of Popasna.

Read alsoRussia's hybrid forces use banned mortars near Shyrokyne in Donbas on SundayIn the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed militants attacked the ATO positions near the village of Pavlopil with mortars and small arms twice. Moreover, they used infantry fighting vehicles outside the village of Novotroyitske, while automatic grenade launchers near the village of Vodiane.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy opened fire from infantry weapons thrice on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve. The occupiers also used heavy machine guns in the vicinity of Maryinka.

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