: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops fired on Ukrainian forces: used mortars and Grad multiple rocket launcher

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and three others were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours,

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Shyrokyne, Taramchuk, Vodiane and Talakivka, and the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka.

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In the Donetsk sector hostilities took place in three flashpoints – Zaitseve, Avdiivka and Butivka coal mine position. The first attack took place at the sunrise in the Avdiivka industrial area, and was the most intense, as it continued for over 100 minutes.

Russian troops were intensively using mortar launchers, emphasized Col. Lysenko. The armistice held at the Svitlodarsk bulge yesterday. In total, four militants’ attacks took place in the Donetsk sector yesterday.

Hostilities in the Luhansk sector took place only in Popasna area between 3 and 7 p.m. yesterday. “The last militants’ attack involved use of mortar launchers, when they simultaneously launched 26 shells of various caliber at Ukrainian positions within five minutes.

See also: OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas


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