: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in all sectors in Donbas in the past 24 hours


Russian troops launched 52 attacks on Ukrainian territory in Donbas over the past day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops’ attacks took place in Pavlopil-Shyrokyne area the most. They used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms to shell Pavlopil (30 km northeast of Mariupol), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). Ukrainian positions in Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk) came under Russian troops’ 120mm mortar fire.

In the Donetsk sector, Russian troops were shelling at Avdiivka at least 12 hours. Russian troops launched over 60 mortar shells at Ukrainian positions, used snipers and armor. Russian troops conducted attacks at the Sviltodarsk bulge and near Horlivka during the day yesterday, using mortar launchers. Russian troops also used mortars in Novoselivka Druha and Kamianka. They fired at Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), and Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk), using mortars. Russian troops used small arms to fire near Pisky, Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk), Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk), and Novhorodske (34km north of Donetsk).

In the Luhansk sctor, Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Popasna. They used heavy machine guns and small arms to fire at Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk) and Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk).


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