: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 90 times in Donbas using heavy armor along the entire frontline in the last day


Russian troops intensify shooting attacks using heavy armor along the entire frontline in Donbas during the last day. Ukrainian troops had no losses in combat, 6 Ukrainian troops were wounded and injured in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, Russian troops used 152mm and 122mm artillery systems to shell the village of Luhanske. Russian troops used mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms to fire on the town of Avdiivka, shooting for 6 hours non-stop from southeast direction using mortar launchers and tanks. Russian troops attacked Butovka coal mine position, where firefights continue 24/7. Russian troops used mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms to fire on the villages of Opytne, Troyitske, Kamianka, Pisky, Pivdenne, Luhanske, Nevelske, Zaitseve, Verkhniotoretske, and Novhorodske. Russian troops attacked positions near Avdiivka using a tank. Luhanske and Verkhniotoretske were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). Russian troops were shooting from mortars at the Svitlodarsk bulge. The situation was difficult in the vicinity of Horlivka too. Russian troops opened fire in Donetsk sector 42 times, using heavy armor 21 times during the past 24 hours.

In the Mariupol sector Russian troops conducted the most attacks in Pavlopil -Shyrokyne frontline area. They used artillery systems and mortars to shell the town of Mariinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Chermalyk, and Hnutove. Russian troops fired mortars on the village of Novotroyitske, and rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, and Berezove. Russian troops launched at Ukrainian positions 100 mortar shells and projectiles. Russian troops’ IFVs attacked Pavlopil. Maryinka was under sniper fire. Russian troops opened fire in Mariupol sector 19 times, using heavy armor 9 times during the past 24 hours.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian troops opened fire on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske, using banned 122mm artillery systems. They also used mortars to shell the town of Popasna, and the villages of Troyitske, Krymske and Novozvanivka. Rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to fire on the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. The village of Novotoshkivske was attacked byRussian troops’ IFVs. Russian troops launched about 50 mortar shells and almost 90 projectiles. Russian troops opened fire in Luhansk sector 42 times, using heavy armor 6 times during the past 24 hours.


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