Militants shell ATO positions near Krasnohorivka from 82 mm mortars

Source : 112 Ukraine

The enemy repeatedly shelled positions since midnight
12:42, 18 April 2017

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Militants shelled ATO positions near Krasnohorivka from mortars of 72 caliber. This was reported by the head of the ATO headquarters press center Yaroslav Chepurny to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“The night was restless. The enemy fired at the positions of the Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions near the Krasnohorivka from mortars of the 72 caliber. Also, the enemy shelled from anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near this checkpoint. At night the enemy began to shell the defenders of Avdiivka from heavy machine guns and small arms. In the morning they began to attack the marines near Vodyane, using heavy machine guns and small arms,” Chepurny said.

Yesterday, the Ukrainian military opened fire in response, but today they did not.

Related: Donbas conflict: One Ukrainian soldier wounded over past day

“The shooting ceased in the industrial zone of Avdiivka,” according to Oleksandr Samarsky, deputy commander of the 72nd Detached Mechanized Brigade. The militants used mortars, SPG and heavy machine guns.

In Mariupol direction militants shelled Ukrainian positions two times since midnight. They were using mortars, in Krasnohorivka the enemy fired from hand grenade launchers, heavy machine guns of 82 mm caliber. This was announced by the head of the inter-departmental mobile group ‘Mariupol’ Serhiy Zhmurko.

Earlier it was reported that the situation in ATO area escalated. Russian occupation forces shelled ATO positions 32 during the past 24 hours, one soldier was injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

Related: Militants are shelling residential areas in Avdiivka, 6 houses damaged, — ATO HQ

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