: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attack Ukraine forces 15 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol


The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

In Luhansk region, the enemy opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Popasna, reads the report.

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The militants fired small arms and rocket-propelled grenades on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve close to the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka. They also fired tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns on the village of Luhanske near the Svitlodarsk reservoir.

According to the press center, the Russian-backed gangs fired automatic mounted grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, 82mm mortars, as well as banned 120mm mortars, on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka.

Most of the violations of the ceasefire by militants were recorded in the Mariupol sector in the last day. The enemy fired 82mm mortars and grenade launchers twice on our positions near the village of Berezove. The occupiers also fired anti-tank missile systems and automatic mounted grenade launchers near the village of Chermalyk, as well as an anti-aircraft gun near the village of Pavlopil. In addition, the illegal armed groups fired small arms on the Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Shyrokyne.

It is noted that the Russian proxies have continued to attack Ukrainian troops since the early hours of Thursday. In particular, they fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novotroyitske, as well as small arms near Shyrokyne.

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