13:27 Jul. 31, 2016
70 militant attacks recorded over the last 24 hours
The Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters has reported an attempt by the enemy's two special forces units to break through Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka at about 19:00 local time on Saturday, July 30.
"The Ukrainian military repelled them successfully. The coordinated efforts of the personnel made the enemy retreat to the initial firing positions. The enemy suffered losses of up to eight men. There were no losses among Ukrainian troops," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian positions 70 times throughout the ATO zone in eastern Ukraine, the ATO HQ said.
The tensest situation is in the Donetsk sector, where large-caliber artillery and mortars are used to shell ATO positions in Avdiyivka and the village of Pisky, near the demolished Donetsk airport.
Reporting by UNIAN.