Donbas: Artillery and tank fire in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

77 attacks have been reported since morning of March 16
08:34, 17 March 2017

The Ukrainian military reports continued use of the heavy weaponry in the combat area in Donbas. Two servicemen perished and eight more were wounded in action over the period.

In particular, Russia-backed militants used 122 mm artillery systems to shell Vodyane and Troitske (Mariupol and Donetsk sectors, respectively). Novotroitske went under fire from IFVs, grenade launchers and 120 mm mortars. Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Avdiivka, Butivka coal mine, Kamyanka, Zaitseve, Nevelske and Pisky went under mortar fire. Enemy tanks fired near Avdiivka and Butivka coal mine.

Krymske, in Luhansk region, went under fire from 120 mm mortars. 82 mm mines hit Lobachevo and Novoolexandrivka. Grenade launchers and small arms were used in attacks on Novozvanivka.

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