: Donbas seeing considerable escalation along entire contact line in last day

13:46 Mar. 23, 2016

Donbas seeing considerable escalation along entire contact line in last day

Ukrainian soldiers (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainians positions were attacked 44 times in the past 24 hours

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in the past 24 hours, violating the Minsk agreements and using banned weapons, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

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The enemy fired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms 38 times on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the Donetsk sector.

In addition, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Pisky and Opytne, as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian troops in the town of Avdiyivka. At about 19:00 local time, a tank was used for an attack, it fired 12 shells. The enemy also used 122mm artillery to shell the Zenit position and launched four shells.

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The occupiers also fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novhorodske, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Luhanske, and Verkhniotoretske.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian proxies fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns on ATO forces near the villages of Hranitne, Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske, as well as mortars near the village of Pavlopil.

Reporting by UNIAN

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