Latest from Ukraine's eastern front lines: Quieter night in Donbas: Militant attacks recorded only in Mariupol sector

10:24 Oct. 10, 2016

Quieter night in Donbas: Militant attacks recorded only in Mariupol sector

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard on their positions in eastern Ukraine (UNIAN photo)

One soldier was killed and another one wounded the day before as militant forces launched some 50 attacks

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 22 times in the past 24 hours, including 16 times in the Mariupol sector, two - in the Luhansk sector, and another four – in the Donetsk sector, UNIAN reports citing the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy violated the "ceasefire" near the town of Maryinka and the villages of Hranitne and Pavlopil, using grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. In addition, the occupiers fired 82mm mortars on Maryinka, as well as 122mm cannon artillery systems on the village of Shyrokyne.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired from an infantry fighting vehicle, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Novhorodske, as well as 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the town of Avdiyivka.

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In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military forces opened fire from heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various types on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Triokhizbenka. Similar weapons were used by Russian-backed troops near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

The situation was more tense on Ukraine's eastern front lines over the weekend. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another one wounded in Donbas on Sunday, when Ukrainian army positions came under 48 militants attacks.

Read more Mariupol direction experienced the most intense fire comparable to August

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