Donbas conflict: 42 attacks in ATO zone, situation remains tense

Source : 112 Ukraine

8 wounded and injured Ukrainian soldiers were reported as of 9 p.m.
23:55, 13 March 2017

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Militants attacked the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces 42 times over past day. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

Russia-backed terrorist forces shelled strongholds near Pavlopil from 122 mm artillery systems in Mariupol direction. Occupants fired small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers at fortifications near Shyrokyne, Vodyane and Chermalyk, enemy sniper fired at Novotroitske.

In Donetsk direction, enemy continues to attack strongholds near Opytne, Avdiivka, Verkhytoretske, Zaytseve, Luhanske, Novhorodske and Svitlodarsk using heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and 82 mm mortars. Enemy tank also attacked defenders of Avdiivka and Butivka mine.

In Luhansk direction, Russia-backed occupants fired at Ukrainian positions near Krymske and Popasna with grenade launchers of various types, soon enough started firing 82 and 120 mm mortars. Militants fired small arms and anti-tank grenade launcher near Novooleksandrivka.

Later it was reported that a 36-year-old woman-volunteer got wounded about 5:30 p.m. near Avdiivka industrial area. Beyond that, 4 Ukrainian soldiers got heavily wounded, another four were injured.

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