Donbas conflict: 36 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

In the area of Avdiivka enemy continue to use grenade launchers of various systems
22:18, 18 March 2017

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From the beginning of the day, March 18, the pro-Russian militants opened fire in ATO zone 36 times, two Ukrainian military men were wounded. This was reported in the press center of the headquarters of ATO on Facebook.

In Donetsk direction, in the vicinity of Avdiivka militants continue shelling the strongholds  of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from grenade launchers of various systems, mortars of caliber 82 and 120 mm. Next to Nevelske and Luhanske, Russian invaders fired 120 mortar shells on Ukrainian servicemen, near Pisky they attacked from heavy machine guns, and near Zaitseve - from small arms and grenade launchers.

In the Mariupol direction, in order to defeat our positions near Vodiane enemy used twice an artillery of caliber 122, and near Hnutovo fired from small arms, and from BMP.

In Luhansk direction, pro-Russian militants attacked the strongholds of ATO forces in  Troitske area using mortars of 120 mm caliber. Near Krymske they used grenade launchers of various systems, mortars of caliber 85 and 120, and subsequently a tank.

Earlier Defence Ministry of Ukraine reported about casualties: "Four Ukrainian fighters were killed, another three were wounded as a result of hostilities over the previous day," Lysenko said.

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