ATO HQ: Heavy shelling continues

Source : 112 Ukraine

44 militants attacks of Ukrainian positions in Donbas
09:02, 1 January 2017

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Pro-Russian militants 44 times opened fire on Ukrainian positions during the last day of 2016, reports the ATO press service on their Facebook page.

122 mm artillery were used by the militants to fire near Vodyane in Mariupol direction, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars - near Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Chermalyk, Krasnohorivka and Starohnativka.

The terrorists used 82 mm mortars near Luhanske in Donetsk direction. Avdiivka, Mayorsk, Yuzhne and Kruta Balka were shelled with 982 mm grenade launchers.

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The mortars were also used to fire in Luhansk direction, shelling Novozvanivka, Stanitsya Luhanska and Kondrashevka Nova.

As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko together with the US delegation led by Senator John McCain arrived at the command post in the Shyrokine area at the demarcation line to congratulate the troops on the New Year.

US Senator John McCain said that Ukraine will be able to return its lands in the next year.

Related: Poroshenko: Although intensity of attacks declined, there is no regime of silence in ATO area

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