Donbas: Militants shelled ATO positions 18 times

Source : 112 Ukraine

ATO press center reports high activity of pro-Russian forces
18:50, 18 April 2016

Pro-Russian illegal armed groups shelled ATO positions 18 times over the previous 24 hours, informed ATO press center on Facebook.

“Situation in ATO area is complicated. The number of today’s attacks against Ukrainian positions by militants is the same as yesterday – 18 times. Although, the enemy’s activity is estimated as high. Pro-Russian militants attack our positions from heavy weapons”, - it is said in the report of ATO press center.

Militants attacked ATO positions near Avdiivka, Krasnphorivka, Nevelske, Slavne, Taramchuk and Novhorodske from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars. Near Novotroitske and Berezove Ukrainian Armed Forces were attacked from 122 mm artillery.

Moreover, Russia-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms along the entire line of contact.

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