28-year-old resident of Zaitsevo was wounded by a shell fragment during an attack on the town. On the whole, the combat activity in the conflict zone somehow decreased, ATO Press Centre reports. “12 of them took place in the vicinity of Donetsk; six more attacks were reported near Mariupol, large government-held port city in Donetsk region”, reads the message.
Since midnight till small hours of March 18, militants fired at Ukrainian army emplacements near Krasnohorivka from 82 mm mortar. They also opened fire from small arms near Maryinka and Novotroitske.
“At about 3 p.m., Russian mercenaries shelled positions near Avdiivka from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. Near Leninske, militants fired from heavy machineguns. Positions near Mayorsk were fired at from RPGs, heavy machineguns and small arms”, the report says.
The enemy also opened chaotic fire at Ukrainian positions near Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Novhorodske and Avdiivka, trying to provoke government troops to return fire.