Donbas war: Russian proxies destroying Ukrainian positions near Mariupol: heavy artillery and tank used

12:39 Nov. 20, 2016

Russian proxies destroying Ukrainian positions near Mariupol: heavy artillery and tank used

Ukrainian machine gunner under fire (Photo by 'Azov' regiment /

Kremlin-backed militants shelled Ukrainian positions 36 times over 24 hours

The militants commenced attacks and fire raids all over the frontline during last day, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ reports. 36 attacks reported over the past 24 hours from all sectors.

The tensest situation is noted on Mariupol direction. Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian positions here using all kinds of weapon including heavy artillery of 152mm calibre and at least one tank. The hottest spot in this area is the village of Shyrokyne again. 

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In Luhansk and Donetsk sectors the militants shelled Ukrainian positions with mortars, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns and large-calibre machine guns.

According to Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Oleksandr Motuzianyk three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded during the day, no one was killed. 

Yesterday 46 militant attacks on the positions of Ukrainian soldiers were reportedThe Mariupol sector, which has been a hot spot for weeks, also saw intense shooting with the 152-mm artillery. 

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