: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1


Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in December 31, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Situation in Donbas December 31, 2016 Ukraine conflict map
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In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane. They also used 120mm and 82mm mortars near the village of Shyrokyne. Additionally, a sniper was active near the town of Maryinka. Furthermore, the enemy fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Chermalyk and Starohnativka.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants opened fire from 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske, as well as from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Maiorsk, Pivdenne, Zaitseve, Luhanske and Kruta Balka.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired grenade launchers near the villages of Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska and Kondrashivka Nova.

Russian forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 22 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, January 1, including 13 in the Mariupol sector, six barrages in the Donetsk sector, and three in the Luhansk sector, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Situation in Donbas January 1, 2017 Ukraine conflict map
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In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired 82mm mortars on the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane, as well as grenade launchers and small arms on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedynske and Novotroyitske, the ATO HQ said in an evening update.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants used the same types of weapons on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske and Zaitseve.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force repeatedly fired rocket-propelled launchers near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as small arms near the village of Syze.


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