Russian terrorist forces continue attacks near Luhanske

Fri, 31.03.2017 11:54

Enemy shellings of the Ukrainian troops in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation continued in the past day, with 69 attacks of the Russian-occupation forces recorded on the position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, ATO Headquarters wrote on Facebook.

"The Donetsk direction remains the epicenter of hostilities, with the settlement of Luhanske being the hottest spot over the past 24 hours, where Ukraine troops were fired upon with 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, IFVs, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns. The enemy also fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on positions near Troyitske and Kamianka," the report reads.

According to the headquarters, an enemy tank fired on the defenders of Avdiyivka, while an IFV hit the strongpoints of Ukrainian troops in the area of Opytne. Grenade launchers were fired at positions near Zaitseve, and large-caliber machine guns – at the defenders of Nevelske."

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy fired 82mm mortars at Ukraine positions in the area of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Pavlopil, while the enemy's IFV fired on the defenders of Maryinka and Shyrokine. Russian-terrorist forces fired grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns near Vodiane, Pavlopil, Maryinka, and Krasnohorivka. Enemy snipers were active near Novotroyitske," it was reported.

In the Luhansk direction, strongpoints near Troyitske were shelled from 120mm mortars, while 82mm mortars were fired on Ukrainian positions near Novo-Oleksandrivka. Grenade launchers of various types were fired at the defenders of Stanitsa Luhanska, Troyitske, Valuiske, Popasna, and Novozvanivka.

Ukrainian soldiers near Valuiske were fired upon with large-caliber machine guns. As a result of significant fire activity of the enemy, Ukrainian troops returned fire repeatedly. Also, the ATO HQ recalled that nine Ukrainian troops were wounded the past day and another four were injured. Two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in action.

Source: UNIAN

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