Russian militants attacked 78 times in Donbas in all sectors in last day

Escalation in Donbas, Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no losses in combat yesterday, and 3 troops were wounded in the vicinity of Popasna according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters

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In the Mariupol sector, Russian militants lobbed mortar shells into the villages of Vodiane and Shyrokyne where Ukrainian troops are stationed. The towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne came under fire from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. The Russian militants also used an infantry fighting vehicle to attack the village of Talakivka. A sniper was active in Shyrokyne and Talakivka. In total, militants shelled Ukrainian troops 36 times in the Mariupol sector yesterday.

In the Luhansk sector Russian militants used banned 152mm artillery systems to shell the town of Popasna, and the villages of Kalynove and Novozvanivka. They also fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on the town of Zolote, and the villages of Sentianivka, Novozvanivka, and Krymske. Rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were used to attack the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. The total number of militants’ attacks in the Luhansk sector reached 26 yesterday, and heavy weapons were used in more, than one third of all incidents.

In the Donetsk sector the situation remains difficult in Avdiivka industrial area. Russian militants used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske, and Zaitseve. What is more, they fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Kamianka, Luhanske, Zaitseve, and Troyitske. Luhanske was also attacked by an enemy infantry fighting vehicle. During almost 5 hours militants were actively using machine guns and grenade launchers, firing over 70 mortar shells. Russian militants made a number of attacks in Kamianets and Putylivska coal mine position adjacent to the industrial area, engaging mortars as well. Militant troops became active at the Svitlodarsk bulge again. They were actively using armor and mortar launchers together with light weapons.

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