Ukraine under attack: Russian proxies attack Ukraine forces 35 times in last day, Mariupol sector most affected

11:08 Oct. 24, 2016

Russian proxies attack Ukraine forces 35 times in last day, Mariupol sector most affected

A Ukrainian serviceman in the so-called ATO zone in Donetsk region, Ukraine (UNIAN photo)

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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 35 times in the past 24 hours, including 20 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and six in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed militants fired heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Talakіvka and Taramchuk.

In addition to these types of weapons, the enemy used 82mm mortars in the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Pavlopil.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers opened fire from grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as 82mm mortars in the village of Krymske and the town of Schastia.

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In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian defenders in the village of Luhanske, as well as grenade launchers, machine guns and 120mm mortars in the town of Avdiyivka.

Reporting by UNIAN

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