Militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces positions 97 times during the past 24 hours. One soldier was killed, four were injured, another four traumatized due to the attacks. This was reported by the press service of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.
“During the past day and night, the situation in ATO area worsened, Russian terrorist forces increased shelling of Ukrainian positions in the afternoon, they used heavy weapons. In total 97 attacks were recorded…One Ukrainian soldier was killed, four were injured, another four traumatized” the message says.
In Mariupol direction, the occupants shelled Ukrainian positions in Pavlopil from 122 mm artillery systems. Positions in Vodyane, Hnutove, Shyrokyne and Chermalyk were fired on from small arms, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. 82 mm mortars were hitting Mariinka.
In Donetsk direction militants shelled Avdiivka, Zaitseve, Novhorodske, Svitlodarsk and Opytne from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and 82 mm mortars. The occupants shelled Avdiivka and Butivka mine from tanks and 120 mm mortars. Pisky village was hit from grenade launchers and machine guns, Kamianka – from 82 mm mortars. The situation was difficult in Luhanske, where the enemy fired from grenade launchers, mortars and 152 mm gun mounts.
In Luhansk direction Russia-backed rebels shelled ATO forces in Krymske and Popasna from grenade launchers of different systems, later from mortars of 82 and 120 mm mortars. They shelled in Trokhizbenka area from automatic grenade launchers, near Novooleksandrivka – from small arms and SPG-9 and in Stanytsia Luhanska from small arms.
Earlier it was reported that 42 attacks were in ATO zone, situation remains tense in Donbas. 8 wounded and injured Ukrainian soldiers were reported as of 9 p.m.