: Russian proxies attack ATO forces 29 times in last day

12:03 Apr. 28, 2016

Russian proxies attack ATO forces 29 times in last day

Ukrainian soldier in Anti-Terrorist Operation zone, Donetsk region, Ukraine, March 3, 2016 (UNIAN)

Militants launch attacks on the Ukrainian fortified positions

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 29 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

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It is noted that 20 militant attacks were recorded on Wednesday from 18:00 till midnight (April 27).

"The militant repeatedly opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on our positions near the town of Maryinka. An enemy sniper was also active in the area. The situation was tense near the town of Avdiyivka. The enemy fired 82mm mortars on our fortified positions there," the headquarters said.

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Source: Ukraine Crisis Media Center

The occupation forces fired heavy machine guns and automatic mounted grenade launchers on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the vicinity of the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve near the Horlivka-Svitlodarsk bridgehead.

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In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske.

"It was rather calm in Luhansk region but from midnight, the enemy started firing grenade launchers and small arms near the town of Schastia, as well as 120mm mortars on our positions near Novotroyitske," the press center said.

Reported by UNIAN

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