Donbas militants use heavy mortars, launch UAVs in last day

13:35, 27 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

It is noted that a significant part of the enemy armed provocations occurred after dark.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy shelled the Ukrainian positions mainly from light infantry weapons. In particular, grenade launchers and small arms of the enemy were used against the defenders of the towns of Zolote and Svitlodarsk, and the villages of Zhovte, Travneve and twice Krymske. In the afternoon, the Russian-backed mercenaries lobbed several 82mm shells near the village of Troikhizbenka.

Read alsoPutin’s proposal for Ukraine another trap for Trump - WP"In the Donetsk sector, the illegal armed groups fired 82mm mortars on the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Vodiane. They also opened fire from infantry weapons near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired from an anti-aircraft gun and small arms near the village of Hnutove," the report says.

According to the ATO headquarters, the flights of enemy UAVs, banned by the Minsk agreements, were recorded near Avdiyivka several times during the day.

Read alsoLithuania mulls EUR 1.93 mln worth of arms supplies to Ukraine – media"Given the scale of enemy attacks, the Ukrainian military suppressed the enemy's fire almost in every case. None of Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded in action amid the [past day's] hostilities," the press center said.

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