Situation in ATO zone worsens: ATO HQ
11:32, 28 May 2016

Situation in ATO zone worsens: ATO HQ

Over previous day, gunmen opened fire 40 times on ATO forces positions

11:32, 28 May 2016


At night, militants used heavy artillery weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements, having carried out 40 attacks on Ukrainian units. It is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

So yesterday Donbas gunmen shelled Ukrainian strongholds near Avdiivka using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, as well as mortar shells. Our positions near Mariinka and Krasnogorivka several times came under enemy fire from small arms and automatic mounted grenade launchers.

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Most actively fighters attacked Ukraine’s defenders at the Mariupol direction last night. ATO forces near Shirokine and Vodiane were fired from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.

Also near Novotroitsk pro-Russian militants used mortars and multiple rocket launchers BM-21 "Grad" shelling Ukrainian strongholds. They continue to violate Minsk agreement's conditions and the silence mode, and since the beginning of May 28,  14 attacks on ATO forces were registered – reported ATO HQ.

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