Ukraine under attack: 30 attacks in conflict zone overnight

11:17 Oct. 20, 2016

30 attacks in conflict zone overnight

Ukrainian soldiers outside Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine (AP Photo)

Mariupol sector remains to be the hot spot 

The Russian-backed separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, including 21 in the Mariupol sector, four barrages in the Luhansk sector, and five in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, UNIAN reports. 

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In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Lebedynske, Slavne, Shyrokyne and Starohnativka, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars in the town of Krasnohorivka.

They also used 122mm and 152mm cannon artillery systems in the village of Vodiane.

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In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force opened fire from grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as 82mm mortars in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired from machine-guns, grenade launchers and infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian military in the village of Luhanske, and 82mm and 120mm mortars in the town of Avdiyivka.

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