: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian army 61 times in all sectors in Donbas in past 24 hours


Almost all Russian militants’ attacks took place in Stanytsia Luhanska and Popasna districts. Troitske remained the main flashpoint in the Luhansk sector, as 5 brief mortar attacks and a number of smaller militant provocations took place there. Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no casualties in combat in the last 24 hours.

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In the Luhansk sector Russian militants opened fire at the potential area of forces and equipment disengagement in Stanytsia Luhanska. Shooting attacks continued almost three hours with recesses. Several firefights between Russian militants and ATO troops took place in Zolote, Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka. A militants’ sniper was shooting at Ukrainian positions in Valuiske. In total, 19 attacks took place in the Luhansk sector yesterday, and six of them involved use of heavy armor.

In the Donetsk sector 3 massive firefights took place in the Avdiivka industrial area. Moreover, militants intensively shelled Ukrainian positions in Zaitseve and Troitske of Yasynuvata district and in the Donetsk airport. Militants used no heavy armor. The armistice held at the Svitlodarsk bulge and in Novoluhanske. In total, militants conducted 9 attacks in the Donetsk sector yesterday.

In the Mariupol sector 3 militants’ attacks took place yesterday, and there were 5 mortar attacks. Russian militants are violating ceasefire both during the day and at night. Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Vodiane and Shyrokyne were the main flashpoints.


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