Pro-Russian illegal armed groups shelled Ukrainian positions in Mariupol direction from 120mm and 82mm mortars, informed press officer of “Mariupol” sector Oleksandr Kindsfater in an interview to “112 Ukraine” TV channel.
“Militants attacked Ukrainian positions 28 times along the entire line of contact near Maryinka, Hranytne, Pavlopol, Talakovka, Hnutove, Vodyane, Berdyanske and Shyrokyne”, - he informed.
According to Kindsfater, the situation is most tense near Maryinka, where militants attacked 18 times. They used small arms, heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft missiles and BMPs. A sniper attacked ATO positions near Maryinka.
“Russia-backed forces attacked 5 times using 120mm and 82mm mortars prohibited by Minsk deals near Talakovka, Hnutove and Berdyanske. Due to direct threat to their lives, Ukrainian forces returned fire”, - the press officer added.