Militants land 56 attacks within 24 hours, - press center

Pro-Russian forces used prohibited 120 mm mortars near Donetsk and Horlivka
09:02, 2 February 2016

In the previous 24 hours militants fired at Ukrainian positions in Donbas 56 times, informs ATO press center.

“The situation was most tense near Horlivka and Donetsk”, - it is said in the report.

Russian-backed forces used various types of machine guns to fire at strongholds in Opytne, Avdiivka, Mariinka and a coalmine in Butovka. Militants also fired with mortars near Pisky.  

Near Horlivka militants fired with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, frequently resorting to mortars to shell Ukrainian forces.

Strongholds in Zaitsevo and Maiorske were shelled 6 times with 120 mm mortars, prohibited by Minsk deals.

Because of heavy shelling entry/exit point in Zaitsevo will be temporary closed on February 3.

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