: Russian proxies intensify fire on Ukraine after OSCE mission leaves for base

12:28 Mar. 20, 2016

Russian proxies intensify fire on Ukraine after OSCE mission leaves for base

Ukrainian troops in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation, Feb.10, 2016 (UNIAN)

Militants attack Ukrainian positions 32 times in last 24 hours

After an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine completed its work in Donbas and left for the permanent base on Saturday, March 19, Russian proxies started shelling Ukrainian troops at 17:00 local time, having intensified fire, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.

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Thirty-two attacks were recorded in the last day, the ATO press center said, 31 of them were registered in the Donetsk sector alone.

"Militants used 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian strongholds near the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Pisky, Zaytseve, Mayorsk," the press center said.

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Ukrainian troops deployed in Avdiyivka were also attacked by 120mm mortars and 152mm self-propelled artillery vehicles.

Russian-backed militants used anti-aircraft systems to shell Ukrainian military units in the villages of Myronivske and Troyitske, and grenade launchers and machine guns were used to attack Avdiyivka, Pisky, Troyitske and Mayorsk.

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The hot stop in the Luhansk sector was the village of Triokhizbenka, where Ukrainian troops were under sniper fire.

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