: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 78 times in the past 24 hours

Russian troops violated ceasefire in Donbas shelling at Ukrainian army positions and civilian objects from artillery systems, mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns tanks. Ukrainian officers of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) came under militants’ sniping fire. They were taking photographic evidence of militants’ shooting attack at Lobacheve town. Russian troops attacked Kurdiumivka village north of Horlivka. A 17-year-old boy died in the shelling. Ukraine reports 78 militant attacks, 1 WIA in last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector Russian troops were shooting at Avdiivka from 152-mm cannons in the afternoon and shot from a tank more than 20 times. Hostile snipers were active on Avdiivka flanks during the day, and Russian troops shelled Ukrainian positions in this area using mortar launchersfrom banned 152mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Russian troops continue evacuating corpses of militants killed near Avdiivka. According to military intelligence, on February 5, 2017, 2 KAMAZ trucks filled with dead bodies set off from the Kalinin regional hospital in Donetsk to Rostov-na-Donu in Russia. The villages of Troyitske, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, Luhanske, Opytne, and Zaitseve also came under Russian troops’ mortar fire. Russian troops shelled a Ukrainian rear area yesterday, attacking Kurdiumivka village north of Horlivka. A 17-year-old boy died in the shelling. Russian troops continue shelling ATO troops from mortar launchers at the Svitlodarsk bulge. According to Ukrainian military intelligence, Russian troops are shooting at residential buildings on the criminal orders of Russian command.

In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops started massive artillery mortar attack at Ukrainian positions in Shyrokyne and the adjacent Lebedynske. Russian troops used banned 122mm artillery systems, grenade launchers and mortars of various calibers to shell the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Bohdanivka, Novohryhorivka, Lebedynske, Vodiane, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne. They used tanks to attack Shyrokyne, while infantry fighting vehicles attacked Maryinka. Heavy machine guns were used to fire on the village of Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian troops repeatedly fired banned 122mm artillery systems on the village of Krymske, and mortars and grenades on Krymske and the village of Zhovte. Additionally, the village of Novozvanivka was attacked by a tank.

Russian troops continue shelling in all sectors using heavy armor. They conducted 32, 22 and 24 shooting attacks in the Donetsk, Luhansk and Mariupol sector correspondingly.

See also: Elections in Donbas can be held on territories with Russian military control and militants’ presence – German Ambassador to Ukraine


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