50 attacks reported in Donbas, - ATO HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two attacks were made on inhabited locality
08:49, 24 December 2016


Russia-backed occupation forces continued shelling Ukrainian positions in all directions during the past 24 hours. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, militants used 122 mm artillery, 120 and 82 mm mortars, rocket launchers of various types to repeatedly attack Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Talakivka and Vodyane. Novotroitske was attacked with rocket launchers, Shyrokyne - from IFV weaponry. Militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Vodyane, but retreated after fire was opened in response.

In Donetsk direction, 152 mm artillery was used to shell positions in Krasniy Pahar and Pivnichne areas. Fire from 122 artillery, mortars, IFV weaponry and heavy machine guns was recorded in Luhanske area, which is on the Svitlodarsk bulge. 120 and 82 mm mortars, rocket launchers of various types were used to attack Avdiivka, Novoluhanske, Pivdenne, Novoselivka and Verkhnyotoretske. Occupants attacked Myronivka from 152 artillery again. Militants tried to attack Ukrainian positions near Svitlodarsk bulge three times, but had to retreat every time, collecting wounded.

In Luhansk direction, Syze got under enemy fire from truck-mounted 122 mm multiple rocket launcher BM-21 "Grad". Illegal armed militants attacked Troitske and twice Novozvanivka from 152 mm artillery. Troitske, Novooleksandrivka, Zhovte, Lobacheve and Stanytsia Luhanska with 120 mm mortars, rocket launchers and small arms.

50 attacks were reported overall over the past 24 hours, two of them were made on inhabited locality.

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