Donbas: 35 attacks on Ukrainian positions over day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three Ukrainian servicemen killed, four more wounded during the period
23:58, 16 February 2017

Extensive use of mortars was reported today in the war-torn eastern Ukraine, as Russia-backed mercenaries attacked Ukrainian outposts in Donetsk, Mariupol and Luhansk sectors. Totally, 35 attacks occurred over the past 24 hours.

Avdiivka, Kamyanka, Pisky, Zaitsevo, Verkhnyotorestke went under mortar, RPG and small arms attacks. A hostile sniper opened fire in Zaitsevo.

In Luhansk region, the enemy units fired 120 and 82 mortars to land strikes on Krymske; Lobachevo and Novoolexandrivka went under RPG and small arms attacks.

120 mm mines hit Shyrokyne; Maryinka, Novoselivka, Vodyane, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Pavlopol and Hnutove went under fire from RPGs and small arms. Bohdanivka was shelled from anti-tank missile launchers. Enemy IFV shelled Shyrokyne.   

Earlier today, OSCE SMM in Ukraine reported certain de-escalation of the conflict.

Related: Situation improved in Eastern Ukraine, - OSCE

Related: Donbas: Heavy weapons should be withdrawn from division line by February 20

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