Situation in the ATO zone: Ukrainian forces repelled attack near Mariupol
Crime15:49 Oct. 19, 2016

Ukrainian forces repelled attack near Mariupol

One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another wounded overnight

There have been 57 militant attacks overnight. The numbers are provided by Ukraine's ATO HQ. According to the report, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one wounded.

During the past 24 hours, Russian proxies have directed their fire towards the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors. Shyrokyne, Vodiane and Lebedynske were shelled with large caliber artillery and mortars. Elsewhere the areas of Povlopilya, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka were attacked with machine gun fire, grenade launchers and small arms.

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44 cases of provocations took place in the Mariupol direction, 10 cases in the Luhansk sector and 3 in the Donetsk.

Separatist forces have also opened fire on the checkpoint "Hnutove". As Ukrainian border guards inform, militants applied up to 30 mines of 120 caliber mortars. No injuries among civilians reported.

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