Tension rises in Mariupol region, - ATO HQ
09:06, 2 August 2016

Tension rises in Mariupol region, - ATO HQ

54 attacks reported

09:06, 2 August 2016

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According to anti-terrorist press service, there were 54 attacks over the last 24 hours in Donbas region.

The enemy opened fire 36 times in Donetsk region. The Russia-backed militants attacked Ukrainian Army's positions in Avdiivka, Krasnogorivka and Troyitske from 120 mm mortar and heavy machine guns. They also conducted fire from 82 mm mortar, automatic grenade launchers and small arms near Avdiivka, Mayorsk, Novgorodske, Zaitsevo, Nyzhne Lozove and Opytne. The situation became tenser at night. Ukrainian soldiers had to return fire in Luhansk, Zaitsevo and Mayorsk. Armoured vehicles were used in Nyzhne Lozove.

There were 14 attacks in Mariupol region.The Russia-backed mercenaries delivered fire from infantry fighting vehicle in Shyrokyne, from 120 and 82 mm mortar, automatic grenade launchers and small arms in Shyrokyne, Novomykhailivka, Gnytove and Krasnogorivka.

There were 4 attacks in Luhansk region. Ukrainian Arm Forces were attacked from automatic grenade launchers in Krymske, Lopaskyne and Popasne. The positions of Ukrainian soldiers in Krymske were shelled from mortar and by snipers.

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