Militants shell 71 times, three Ukrainian soldiers killed, 20 injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

The most difficult situation is in Avdiivka
08:08, 31 January 2017

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Militants shell Ukrainian positions 71 times for the past 24 hours. This was reported by the press center of the ATO in Facebook.

“Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 20 were injured and four – wounded,” the message says.

The most difficult situation remains in Avdiivka, Donetsk region. Illegal Russian military units used 152 and 122 mm artillery, 120 and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. They repeatedly shelled Zaitseve, Troitske, Kamianka, Luhanske, Nevelske and Doslidne. Tanks were firing in Pisky and Avdiivka during the day.

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In Mariupol direction, militants shelled Vodyane and Krasnohorivka from 152 and 122 mm artillery. The enemy hit Novotroitske, Krasnohorivka, Novohryhorivka, Talakivka and Lebedynske from mortars of different calibers. They also shelled Pavlopil, Talakivka, Lebedynske, Hnutove, Shyrokyne and Vodyane from grenade launchers and small arms. IFV weaponry was used in Novohryhorivka.

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In Luhansk direction militants shelled Novooleksandrivka, Troitske, Popasna and Novozvanivka from mortars. They also hit Novozvanivka and Stanytsia Luhanska from grenade launchers.

Earlier it was reported that there were heavy losses in Avdiivka industrial zone. Militants started attack in Avdiivka industrial zone with small guns and mortars in the early morning of January 29, then assaulted the positions of Ukrainian military. Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered casualties, but managed to kill 15 militants and eliminate DNR battalion commander.

Related: Avdiivka left without water, electricity and heat, - Donetsk governor

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