Russian proxies shell Ukraine positions 13 times in last day, use banned arms

09:43, 07 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 13 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers used banned 120mm mortars twice to shell the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane, the ATO HQ said in an update on Facebook on Tuesday morning. The defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske came under 82mm mortar fire. In addition, the enemy used anti-tank grenade launchers and machine guns near the town of Krasnohorivka.

Read alsoUkraine's Defense Ministry: Russia plans officers' rotation in Donbas to bolster motivationIn the Luhansk sector, the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Triokhizbenka came under mortar fire. At the same time, the enemy used grenade launchers near the villages of Luhanske and Novoluhanske.

The situation was also tense near the town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector. In the evening, the invaders had been shelling the Ukrainian positions from infantry weapons for one hour.

The ATO forces fired back eight times in the past day, the ATO HQ said. Fortunately, there were no casualties among the Ukrainian military, it said.

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