Checkpoint near Maryinka in Donbas may be closed due to constant attacks, - Turchynov

Source : 112 Ukraine

17 enemy attacks across the combat area took place over the day
19:13, 10 February 2016

Since morning of February 10, Kremlin-backed militants mostly used small arms, grenade launchers and heavy machineguns during attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. ATO Press Centre reported this at Facebook.

“17 attacks on our positions took place”, reads the message. Thus, emplacements in Avdiivka, Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine were attacked. An enemy sniper opened fire near Maryinka.

“Novhorodske, Troitske and Novhorodske were fired at from heavy machineguns and RPGs. 82 mm mortars were used near Krasnohorivka village. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to fire at an emplacement near Shyrokyne, not far from large port city Mariupol”, the message says.

Besides, militants fired on Maryinka while civilians were present at the Ukrainian outpost.

Head of the National Security and Defense Council Olexandr Turchynov visited some emplacements of Ukrainian troops near the town in Donetsk region – Zaitsevo, Mayorsk, near Donetsk airport, Opytne and Butivka. According to him, Zaitsevo checkpoint will stay closed until the long-lasting ceasefire takes place in the area. “Maryinka checkpoint could also be closed due to the constant enemy attacks”, Turchynov said.

Earlier this day, Press officer of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Vladyslav Selenzyov said Ukrainian army is now fighting against 34.000 people in Donbas.

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