Militants attacked 54 times, three Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

Illegal armed groups attacked in all directions
08:42, 13 May 2017

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Russia-backed terrorist forces continue to violate agreement on de-escalation of the conflict in ATO zone. Militants attacked positions of Ukrainian defenders 54 times over the last 24 hours. Three Ukrainian servicemen got wounded as a result of enemy shelling. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

Mariupol direction. Russia-backed illegal armed groups continued to shell ATO strongholds near Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Hranitne, Hnutove, Chermalyk and Novotroitske. Militants mostly used small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems there. Enemy snipers were also active. Beyond that, Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne got under fire from 82 mm mortars and IFV weaponry. Enemy also used the weapons of this type to attack ATO positions near Marinka and Krasnohorivka. Talakivka was shelled from 122 mm artillery.

Donetsk direction. Russian bandit groups fired 82 and 120 mm mortars at Ukrainian positions near Novoluhanske and Luhanske. 82 mm mortars were fired at Avdiivka and Kamianka. Militants also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack Ukrainian positions near Pisky, Verkhnyotoretske and Novhorodske. 

Luhansk direction. Russia-backed terrorist groups attacked Novooleksandrivka and Krymske using grenade launchers of various systems. Novozvanivka was attacked with heavy machine guns, automatic mounted grenade launchers and 120 mm mortars. Illegal armed groups also fired 82 mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms near Novotoshkivske. 

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