: 32 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

12:37 Mar. 21, 2016

32 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

Cadet of Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine with grenade launcher, Bashkyrivka (Kharkiv region), Ukraine, March 2, 2016 (UNIAN)

Ukrainian possitions were attacked 32 times in the past 24 hours

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 32 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Donetsk sector, twice in the Mariupol sector, and once in the Luhansk sector, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

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"At about 20:00 local time, militants' tanks attacked our positions near the town of Avdiyivka and launched 12 shells, then [the enemy] used infantry fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun and rocket-propelled grenades," the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters said on Monday (March 21).

The Russian-backed terrorists fired 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske, as well as mortars, infantry fighting vehicles' guns and heavy machine guns near the town of Svitlodarsk.

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In addition, enemy snipers were working near Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Leninske.

The occupiers also fired grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Opytne, as well as small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pisky and the town of Maryinka.

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