Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 67 times in the past 24 hours, including 32 times in the Mariupol sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
The militants used banned 122mm heavy artillery systems twice on the village of Vodiane, having launched 70 shells in the direction of the Ukrainian fortified positions.
In the area of Maryinka-Shyrokyne, Russia`s hybrid military force fired rocket-propelled grenades, machine-guns and mortars.
”The militants fired anti-aircraft guns in the village of Novotroyitske. They also engaged armored vehicles in the villages of Starohnativka and Talakivka, and the town of Maryinka. A sniper pair was active near the villages of Shyrokyne and Talakivka,” the report says.
In the Donetsk sector, the militants repeatedly opened fire from mortars, grenade launchers and machine-guns near the town of Avdiyivka.
The occupiers used heavy artillery systems in the village of Opytne after dark.
The militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on ATO forces in the villages of Luhanske and Nevelske, as well as grenade launchers near the village of Novoselivka Druha.
”In the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired mortars and grenade launchers in the direction of Grand Prince Ihor Mount near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska,” the press center said.
The Ukrainian positions in the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka, and the town of Zolote came under grenade fire. Heavy machine-guns were used near the town of Popasna. In other directions, the militants mostly conducted unsighted fire.
In the Mariupol sector, the Ukrainian army spotted two militant drones and opened fire on them.