60 attacks on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces reported in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian military officer was killed as a result of explosion of makeshift bomb
23:46, 17 March 2017

112 Agency

Militants do not stop shelling Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces. Russia-backed terrorists attacked 60 times over past day. They also used heavy weapons. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, enemy attacked strongholds near Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Vodyane with mortars and 122 artillery systems. 120 mm mortars were used to attack positions near Talakivka and Chermalyk, rocket launchers of various types were fired at Marinka.

In Donetsk direction, the number of shelling from heavy weapons, tanks and 120 mm mortars increased in the afternoon. Some rockets hit old Avdiivka. Enemy fired 82 mm mortars at positions near Opytne. 122 mm artillery systems, mortars, IFVs and anti-tank grenade launchers were used near Luhanske.

In Luhansk direction, Russia-backed occupants fired anti-tank grenade launchers and AT guided missile launcher near Novozvanivka, small arms near Valuyske.

Ukrainian military officer was killed as a result of explosion caused by improvised explosive device, yet another was wounded.

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