Donbas conflict: 20 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Day passes without losses of Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers
22:36, 13 May 2017


Since the beginning of the day, 20 cases of enemy shelling have been reported in the ATO zone in Donbas. Fortunately, there are no losses in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, the enemy was mostly active firing at the strong points of the ATO forces. "In particular, from 120 mm mortars, the enemy fired at our positions in the Novotroitske, Chermalyk, Shirokine and Krasnohorivka areas. In the same sections of the line of delimitation, as well as near Pavlopil and Vodyanуe, illegal armed formations periodically attacked our Armed Forces with small arms and grenade launchers of various Systems and heavy machine guns. In addition, our positions near Krasnohorivka and Chermalyk were hit by enemy shelling from 82 mm mortars, " reported ATO HQ.

In Donetsk direction of the 120-mm and 82-mm mortar shells enemy fired at the positions of the Ukraine's defenders in Luhanske settlement, Avdiivka and Verkhnyotoretske. In the area of the latter ATO HQ recorded sniper fire.

In Lugansk direction members of illegal armed groups twice shelled ATO forces from the beginning of the day. It happened in Krymske and Malynove areas.

"The units of the ATO forces fully control the situation in their area of responsibility and, if necessary, are ready to give the enemy a worthy rebuff," the headquarters assured.

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