: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops massively shelled at Ukrainian positions in Donbas with Grad rocket systems and heavy weapons in the past 24 hours

Russian troops fired at Ukrainian area 63 times with massive use of Grad MLRS (multiple launch rocket system) systems, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, tanks and mortars of various calibers during the last day in Donbas. Russian troops used 28 Grad rockets, over 25 tank gun shells and over 130 mortar mines attacking Ukrainian positions in Krasnohorivka in the Mariupol sector yesterday, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, Russian troops opened fire from 120mm mortars on the town of Avdiivka and its outskirts. Russian troops’ tanks fired 3 times upon the Ukrainian position “Shakhta Butivka” located in the right part of the town. Russian troops opened fire from 120mm mortars on villages of Nevelske and Opytne in the area of the Donetsk airport. Russian troops shelled with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Novhorodske, Nevelske, Luhanske and Zaitseve. Russian troops’ snipers were active near Avdiivka, villages of Luhanske, Verkhniotoretske, and at the Svitlodarsk bulge.

In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops shelled Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka with Grad rocket systems. Russian troops brought tanks to the contact line. 28 Grad rockets, over 25 tank gun shells and over 130 mortar mines impacted Ukrainian positions in Krasnohorivka yesterday. Along the frontline between Pavlopil and Shyrokyne Russian troops fire at Ukrainian positions during the day and at night. Russian troops fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the village of Vodiane.

In the Luhansk sector, the village of Krymske came under Russian troops’ mortar fire. Rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were used by Russian troops to fire on the village of Novozvanivka. Russian troops fired over 20 mortar mines in the Luhansk sector.

See also: OSCE confirmed that Russia had been preparing to attack Avdiivka in Donbas for six months


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