: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukraine 50 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 50 times in the past 24 hours, including 31 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and another 10 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the militants used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades against ATO forces in the villages of Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Bohdanivka and Novomykhailivka, and the town of Maryinka. They opened fired from 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles on the villages of Shyrokyne and Talakivka, as well as from anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and 82mm and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the town of Krasnohorivka. In addition to mortars, the occupiers also used 122mm cannon artillery systems near the villages of Vodiane and Hnutove.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired rocket-propelled grenades on the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Pisky, as well as machine guns and 82mm mortars in the village of Luhanske. Besides grenade launchers and small arms, the militants used 120mm mortars in the village of Zaitseve. Additionally, they fired mortars, machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms in the town of Avdiyivka.

”In the Luhansk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms against ATO forces near the villages of Novozvanіvka, Balka Kosharna, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske. They also fired machine guns near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the village of Krymske,” the headquarters said.


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