Donbas conflict: 16 enemy attacks reported over past day

Source : 112 Ukraine

There were no losses among Ukrainian Armed Forces
23:51, 24 May 2017

Ukraine's Defense Ministry

Situation in ATO zone fairly stabilized today. However, Russia-backed armed groups did not stop using weapons against Ukrainian forces in separate parts of the front line. Militants opened fire on strongholds of Ukrainian defenders 16 times. There were no losses among Ukrainian military personnel since midnight. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, enemy intensively shelled the area near Marinka, using 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers of various modifications. Additionally, several projectiles hit residential area near Marinka entry-exit checkpoint. Fortunately, no one was wounded among civilians, however the checkpoint functioning was halted for some time. Currently the post is working normally. ATO strongholds near Vodiane, Novotroitske and Krasnohorivka suffered enemy attacks from small arms. 

In Donetsk direction, Russia-backed militants shelled strongholds near Avdiivka suing 82 mm mortars and infantry arms of smaller caliber. IFV weaponry was fired in Zaytseve and Luhanske. Relative inactivity was established after 7 a.m. in this area.

In Luhansk direction, three ceasefire violations were recorded since midnight. Enemy attacked Ukrainian strongholds near Stanytsia Luhanska and Donets settlement using small arms. Bandits fired 82 mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launcher at about 9 a.m. directed at Ukrainian soldiers defending Novooleksandrivka.

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