Situation in Ukraine's ATO zone overnight: Mariupol sector remains a hotspot on Donbas conflict zone map

13:43 Oct. 16, 2016

Mariupol sector remains a hotspot on Donbas conflict zone map

Ukrainian soldiers (UNIAN Photo)

43 cases of ceasefire break reported in the ATO zone

Ukrainian army positions have been attacked 43 times overnight, according to Ukraine's ATO press center.

19 cases of shelling have been recorded in the Luhansk area. In particular, Russian-backed separatist forces used 152mm and 122mm caliber artillery in the area of Novozvanivka. Mortars were applied against Stanytsia Luhanska and Novooleksandrivka.

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The Mariupol sector has also suffered 18 attacks for the past 24 hours. The cities of Maryinka, Shyrokyne and Krasnogorivka were hotspots for militant shelling. Mortars, armored fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and machine guns were used in that direction.

In the Donetsk sector, Ukrainian Armed Forces have been fired 6 times. Grenade launchers and small arms shelling into Ukrainian soldiers in Troitske and Avdiivka were noted.

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As the ATO HQ report, no losses among Ukrainian soldiers for the past day, only two injuries. 

Two Ukraine soldiers were killed in Luhansk warzone on Defender Day. 

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