Militants fire from mortar 150 times in Donetsk region, - ATO HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

48 attacks reported
09:09, 16 August 2016


According to anti-terrorist operation press service, there were 48 attacks in Donbas region over the last 24 hours.

There were 23 attacks in Donetsk region. The gunmen opened fire from mortar one hundred fifty times in Avdiivka, and from automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in Zaitsevo, Novgorodske, Kirove and Mayorsk. Ukraine’s positions in Novotroicke, Nyzhne Lozove, Luganske, Verhnotoretske and  Novgorodske were attacked from infantry fighting vehicle.

Ukrainian Army's positions in Mariupol region were attacked from 122 mm self-propelled artillery systems in Novoselivka, in breach of Minsk Agreements. Russia-backed militants opened fire from 120 and 82 mm mortar near Taramchuk and Vodyane, and from small arms in Sherokyne. The clash with enemy sabotage-terrorist group occurred in Bogdanivka at sunrise, after the return fire of the Ukrainian officers the militants moved back.

Russia-backed militants engaged fire from automatic grenade lunchers and heavy machine guns in Novoaleksandrivka, Zhovte and Zolote, from 120 mm mortar in Stanytsya Luganska, from small arms Staryi Aidar and Katerynivka. Snipers were spotted in Zhovte.

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