: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Militants rained 152mm shells on Ukraine troops near Avdiyivka for 40 minutes Friday – ATO HQ


Russian-terrorist forces on Friday, May 26, fired from 152 mm artillery at the positions of Ukrainian troops non-stop for 40 minutes, Colonel Andrei Lysenko, press secretary of the defense ministry for the ATO told a Saturday briefing in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

”In the Donetsk direction, the situation remains rather tense outside Novobakhmutivka. Near Avdiyivka the militants fired our positions from 152 mm artillery. They were shooting every 60 seconds for 40 minutes,” Lysenko said.

In the Donetsk direction, militants attacked the positions of the ATO forces 19 times, including seven times with the use of heavy weapons.

On the Mariupol line, terrorists used mortars in the vicinity of Chermalyk, Pavlopil, and Hnutove. In total, the militants shelled the Ukrainian military in this direction 34 times, including 11 times from heavy weaponry.

As noted by Lysenko, in the Luhansk direction yesterday, sporadic violations of ceasefire were reported. Over the past day, the militants shelled Ukrainian troops eight times in this direction.

Earlier, according to the press center of the ATO Headquarters, on May 26 the militants opened fire on the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 61 times, leaving two Ukrainian soldiers wounded.

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