Donbas: Avdiivka under tank, mortar and artillery fire

Source : 112 Ukraine

Heavy shelling continues in the war-torn town in Donetsk region; 46 attacks reported
23:58, 31 January 2017

Russia-backed mercenaries continue to shell Ukrainian positions across the combat area; Avdiivka, Donetsk region takes most of the fire as the enemy storms the outposts, opening fire from all kinds of weapons.

According to the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, Grad missile launchers, tanks and 152 mm artillery were used during today’s attacks. The shells hit Avdiivka, Opytne and Verkhnyotoretske (all in Donetsk region). In Luhanske, the enemy opened fire from RPGs and small arms.

In the Mariupol sector, militants attacked Vodyane and Berdyanske, Novohryhorivka, Krasnohorivka, Pavlopol, Talakivka, Novotroitske and Vodyane, using 120 mm mortars and 122 mm artillery. A sniper fired in Chermalyk. Small arms fire was reported in Shyrokyne and Novohryhorivka.   

82 mm mortar mines hit Ukrainian positions in Krymske, Troitske and Novozvanivka, Luhansk region.

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