Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 52 times in the past 24 hours, including 32 in the Mariupol sector, 12 barrages in the Luhansk sector, and eight in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.View map in full size
In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Starohnativka, Novotroyitske and Hnutove, as well as from grenade launchers and infantry fighting vehicles in the village of Berezove. The militants also fired 82mm and 120mm mortars near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Talakivka and Vodiane. In addition to mortars, they opened fire from tanks in the town of Krasnohorivka.
”The militants used machine guns, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and 122mm and 152mm cannon artillery systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the village of Shyrokyne,” the report says.
In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms against ATO forces near the town of Shchastia, and the villages of Zhovte and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as sniper fire and 82mm mortars in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, the headquarters said.
In the Donetsk sector, Russia`s hybrid military forces used small arms against the Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Novotroyitske, as well as grenade launchers of various systems and 82mm mortars in the village of Zaitseve. The militants also fired 120mm mortars toward the Ukrainian units near the village of Troyitske. Additionally, they fired from tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and 82mm and 120mm mortars in the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Luhanske.