: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attack Ukraine over 50 times in last day, used tank and artillery

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 51 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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They used banned 122mm artillery systems and mortars to shell the town of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Talakivka, Novoselivka Druha, Chermalyk, Lebedynske, and Vodiane. A sniper was active in Krasnohorivka. Russian-backed militants also fired from mortars of different calibers and used infantry fighting vehicles and tanks to attack the village of Shyrokyne more than 10 times.

Ukrainian positions in the town of Popasna, and the villages of Balka Kosharna and Krymske, which are in the Luhansk sector, came under enemy mortar fire.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force used banned 120mm mortars to shell the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Troyitske and Opytne. They also fired grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns on the village of Luhanske.

As UNIAN reported earlier, ATO positions were attacked 70 times on December 10, with the Mariupol sector being the epicenter of the attacks.


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