Diversion groups near Popasna in Donbas tried to break ATO defense, - press center

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants attacked 52 times over the previous 24 hours
08:57, 17 March 2016

A diversion group of militants consisting of 10 people tried to break ATO defense near Popasna, Luhansk region, but Ukrainian forces managed to repel the attack, informed ATO press center on Facebook.

“ATO forces managed to repel the attack”, - it is said in the report.

52 attacks on ATO positions reported over the previous 24 hours: 39 attacks in Donetsk direction, 11 attacks in Mariupol direction, 2 attacks in Luhansk direction.

ATO positions near Zaitseve and Avdiivka were shelled from weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements – 120 mm and 82 mm mortars. Militants fired over 130 mines against ATO forces.

Strongholds near Popasna and Troitske were attacked from anti-aircraft missiles. ATO positions near Luhansk and Avdiivka were shelled from BMP.

Militants used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to attack Ukrainian positions in Novhorodske and Mayorsk.

In Mariupol direction in Shyrokyne ATO forces were shelled from 82 mm mortars.

Enemy snipers worked near Nevelske, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

Related: Donbas: 24 attacks over the day, - ATO press center

Related: Civilians injured in mortar attack in Zaitseve, Donbas, - ATO press center

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