Donbas: Dense fire in Avdiivka

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, eight more wounded in action over last 24 hours
07:53, 21 April 2017


The Donetsk sector is now the hottest area in the entire combat zone in eastern Ukraine. Over the last 24 hours, Russia-backed militants landed 47 attacks on Ukrainian positions.

Avdiivka, one of the epicenters of the military action, went under fire from tanks, 82 and 120 mm mortars, RPGs and heavy machineguns. 82 mm mines hit Verkhnyotoretske and Luhanske. Kamyanka, Zaitseve and Pisky were shelled from grenade launchers, while in Troitske, the enemy used heavy machineguns and small arms.  

In the Mariupol sector, militants fired on Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, Vodyane, Pavlopol, Talakivka and Lebedynske; they used 82 mm mortars, IFVs, grenade launchers and heavy machineguns. Enemy snipers opened fire in Lebedynske and Vodyane.   

In Luhansk region, hostile units fired 82 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers in Katerynivka. Novozvanivka and Donets went under RPG fire.

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