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Donbas conflict: 27 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

Situation in the ATO area remains tense, epicenter of the fire confrontation remains Mariupol direction
22:22, 29 April 2017

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Today, on April 29, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in ATO zone, one more serviceman was injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook.

"The situation in the ATO area remains tense, the Russian-occupation troops continue shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the day the enemy has opened fire 27 times on the defensive positions of Ukrainian soldiers. As a result, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, another one was injured", ATO HQ reported.

So militants from the beginning of the day 27 times shelled the positions of Ukrainian servicemen in the area of the antiterrorist operation. In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of servicemen, the commanders decided to open fire in response.

The epicenter of the fire confrontation remains seaside (Mariupol) direction. Thus, from the mortars of 120 mm and 82 mm caliber, the grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns the enemy fired at the defenders of Krasnohorivka. Of the mortars of 120 mm caliber nd grenade launchers militants attacked Ukrainian strongholds  in the Novotroitske area. The position near Berezove was attacked by the enemy with 82-mm mortar fire, and in the Hnutovoe area - from automatic grenade launchers and machine guns of large calibers. Anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were used near Vodiane, and small arms - near Shirokine.

In the Donetsk direction, insurgents of 120-mm and 82-mm mortar shells, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns fired at our positions in the Avdiivka area. In the vicinity of Butivka and Avdiivka mines, enemy snipers worked.

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