Militants increasing activity near Avdiyivka and Zaitsevo, - ATO HQ
11:37, 19 March 2016

Militants increasing activity near Avdiyivka and Zaitsevo, - ATO HQ

Over the day, they shelled ATO forces' positions 52 times

11:37, 19 March 2016

The hybrid Russian army in Donbas continues to violate the terms of the armistice and conduct fire on ATO forces positions, - reported press service of ATO HQ.

It is reported that the number of attacks has increased significantly with the onset of the dark time of the day. 52 attacks on the Ukrainian positions were registered: 36 at Donetsk direction, 15 – at Mariupol and 1 – at Lugansk direction.

Earlier we reported that 120 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions near Zaitsevo, Donetsk region

At the Donetsk direction enemy shelled strongholds near Zaytsevo of mortars 120 and 82 mm caliber, and fired them from heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. Fortifications near Avdeevka Russian hybrid troops fired five times within the day: from mortars, anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and large-caliber firearms. ATO positions near Mayorsk militants fired from grenade launchers of different systems, machine guns and two mortar shells.

At the Mariupol direction at the late evening militants shelled Ukranian forces positions near Gnutovka, Shirokino using mortars. Our strongholds near Maryinka were fired from small arms.

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