Russia-backed militants keep attacking the large area around Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops hold their positions. ATO Press centre reported this at Facebook.
“Mortar attacks become more frequent”, the message said.
Pisky, Opytne and Avdiivka, located near Donetsk came under multiple attacks from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. A sniper opened fire at an outpost near Maryinka.
In the evening, the enemy shelled Ukrainian emplacements near Mayorsk and Zaitsevo, using grenade launchers and 120 mm mortars. Due to the constant shootings in the vicinities of Donetsk, transport corridor between Horlivka and Artemivsk was shut down on February 3.
Near Krasnohorivka village, militants fired mortars and large-caliber machineguns.
In general, since Tuesday morning, 55 attacks have taken place in the combat zone.
Previously, on February 2, the enemy used mortars and heavy machineguns to shoot at Krasnohorivka.