Over the past day, illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian positions in ATO area 37 times, the press center of the headquarters of anti terrorist operation reported.
"In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of servicemen, the commanders decided to open fire adequately. Over the past day, one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was injured," stated the staff onits Facebook page on Thursday morning.
In Mariupol direction, from Grad portable rocket systems, 82 mm mortar shells, tank armament, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms, militants fired on marines in the Shirokine area. Defenders of Krasnohorivka were attacked by mortars of 82-mm caliber.
From the APC weapons, grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns, the main points of Armed Forces of Ukraine near Vodiane were fired. Marines in the Hnutove district were shelled from anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms, and from the machine guns of large calibers and grenade launchers enemy hit Ukrainian positions near Pavlopil and Novoselivka Second.
In Donetsk direction, from 120 mm mortar shells pro-Russian militants fired at strongholds of our army near the Butivka mine. Of the mortars of the 82-mm caliber, anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms they shelled Zaytseve defenders. Defenders of Avdiivka were also attacked from 82-mm mortars and machine guns of large calibers, and defenders of Novgorodske - from APC arms, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. From the grenade launchers of various systems and machine guns of large calibers they shelled our soldiers near Kamyanka.
In Luhansk direction, 120 mm mortar shells and anti-tank grenade launchers were used by militants on the defenders of Novoaleksandrivka. From grenade launchers of various systems, machine guns of large calibers and small arms, they fired at the defenders of Valuiske and Novozvanivka, and the Krymske defenders were fired from automatic grenade launchers.