Russia-backed militants continue attacks in all directions

Source : 112 Ukraine

30 attacks were reported in ATO area
23:47, 23 December 2016

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Russia-backed occupation forces continued shelling Ukrainian positions in all directions over the day. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Talakivka and Vodyane were attacked with 120 and 82 mm mortars. Novotroitske was attacked with rocket launchers, Shyrokyne - from IFV weaponry.

Militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Vodyane, but retreated after fire was opened in response.

In Donetsk direction, 152 mm artillery was used to shell positions in Krasniy Pahar area. Fire from 122 artillery, mortars, IFV weaponry and heavy machine guns was recorded in Luhanske area, which is on the Svitlodarsk bulge. 120 and 82 mm mortars, rocket launchers of various types were used to attack Avdiivka and Verkhnyotoretske. Occupants attacked Myronivka from 152 artillery again. Militants tried to attack Ukrainian positions near Svitlodarsk bulge three times, but had to retreat every time, collecting wounded.

In Luhansk direction, Troitske and Novooleksandrivka got under enemy 120 mm mortar fire, as well as rocket launcher and small arms fire.

30 attacks were reported overall since midnight, two of them were made on locality.

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