: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian proxies attack Ukraine 15 times in last day amid escalation


The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).
”In the evening, the enemy fired rocket-propelled grenades, small arms and anti-aircraft installations on our fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and used infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Luhanske. In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired grenade launchers of various systems, as well as anti-tank missile systems and used infantry fighting vehicles to shell our positions near the villages of Shyrokyne and Starohnativka,” the report says.
In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired small arms on the Ukrainian defenders near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.
The ATO press center says that Donbas has been seeing escalation since the beginning of the day: the illegal armed groups have already opened fire six times on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
”The defenders of Avdiyivka have been attacked from grenade launchers. The militants are also using infantry fighting vehicles near Starohnativka. In addition, enemy snipers have become more active near the town of Maryinka,” the report reads.

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