: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops increased attacks on Ukraine positions up to 70 times in last day

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 70 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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Most of the attacks occurred in the Mariupol sector where Russia`s hybrid military force fired 152mm and 122mm artillery at the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske, Talakivka and Shyrokyne. Additionally, militants used mortars of various calibres, rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms in Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Krasnohorivka, Lebedynske, Hnutove, Maryinka and Pavlopil. The village of Shyrokyne also came under tank attack.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy used 122mm artillery on the village of Novotoshkivske, and they also applied mortars to attack Troyitske, Novozvanivka and Krymske. The occupiers also fired grenade launchers and small arms on the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Novozvanivka, Lopaskyne, Popasna and Novooleksandrivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers fired 82mm mortars near Luhanske, and they used grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Avdiyivka, Verkhniotoretske and Zaitseve, according to the report.

See also: Over 2,140 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas after Russian invasion


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