War goes on: Mortar shells along the whole Donbas frontline - ATO headquarters

11:57 Dec. 2, 2016

Mortar shells along the whole Donbas frontline - ATO headquarters

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One Ukrainian defender reported killed in action in the Luhansk region

Over the past 24 hours, 42 combat contacts have been registered in Donbas, the Ukraine's counterterror operation headquarters report on Friday. 

In the Mariupol direction, the combined Russian-terrorist forces engaged 120 mm and 82 mm mortars against the towns of Shirokyne, Krasnohorivka and Talakivka. Also, hand mortars, infantry vehicles weapons, anti-air systems and heavy machine guns were fired at Mariinka, Novohryhorivka and Novotroitske. 

Sniper fire has been spotted near Novotroitske and Krasnohorivka. 

Hand mortars and heavy machine guns were engaged in combat near Avdiivka, Zaitseve and Luhanske. Also, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars were fired in the Luhansk direction near Balka Kosharna, Troitske, Krymske and Stanitsia Luhanska.

Read also Russian aggression in Donbas: 3 Ukrainian soldiers wounded overnight

An intense combat contact has been reported near the town of Novotoshkivske, with one casualty among the Ukrainian defenders. 

"By now, the situation is deteriorating along the whole frontline. The enemy engages weapons banned by the Minsk agreements and makes sorties against our soldiers positions. Today we have lost another one of Ukraine's son's who defended its sovereignty and independence," the Luhansk region state administration deputy head Yuri Klymenko claimed on Friday. 

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