: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 86 times in the past 24 hours, massively used heavy artillery and “Grad” rocket systems

Russian troops reject any ceasefire agreement, continue attempts to start offensive and take control of new Ukrainian territories, and continue intense shelling from tanks and artillery. Russian militants fired from Donetsk on Tonenke village and Avdiivka. In Avdiivka 1 civilian wounded, 8 houses and a power line damaged. One Ukrainian troop was killed and 18 wounded during the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, Russian militants opened fire from mortars and artillery all along the contact line. They shelled the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Talakivka and Berdianske from 122mm artillery, and fired 120mm mortars systems on the villages of Novohryhorivka, Talakivka, Novotroyitske and Vodiane. In the morning, Russian militants fired from mortars in Krasnogorivka, a residential house was damaged by shelling. Areas close to the Azov sea were volatile too. Shyrokyne and Novohryhorivka came under fire from small arms. A sniper was active in the village of Chermalyk. Additionally, the enemy used infantry fighting vehicles in Shyrokyne. Russian militants violated the ceasefire 45 times in the Mariupol sector, 17 of them involved the use of heavy weapons. Over 200 mines were launched on Ukrainian positions.

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In the Donetsk sector, Russian militants launched about 100 shells from Grad multiple rocket launchers (MRLS) on Avdiivka. They also used 152mm artillery systems and tanks against ATO forces there. The village of Tonenke was attacked with the use of 152mm artillery systems. The Russian militants also fired 120mm mortars on Avdiivka, and the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske, Opytne and Verkhniotoretske. Russian militants’ tanks and infantry fighting vehicles attacked Verkhniotoretske. All the frontline area on the side of the Russian militants that stretches between Spartak and the Donetsk airport is packed with heavy weapons.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian militants fired 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Krymske, Troyitske, Zhovte, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka.Russian militants violated the ceasefire 22 times and launched more than 170 mines on Ukrainian positions.

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