Wednesday, August 3 2016 13:00 EEST
War in Ukraine: 72 attacks on Ukrainian positions reported over past 24 hours
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Vicinities of Donetsk remain toughest spot in combat area

According to,  Most of the firefights occurred in Donetsk region, specifically near the regional centre and Mariupol, the government-held port city of strategic importance.(anti-terrorist operaton HQ)

 Mortars, grenade launchers and HMGs were used during attacks on Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka and Horlivka. Enemy IFV opened fire at positions near Luhanske and Mayorsk, Donetsk region, and also near Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region. Hostile snipers fired at Ukrainian emplacements near Maryinka and Novozvanivka.

 As reported earlier by, Petro Poroshenko said a total of 415 Ukrainian paratroopers were killed in Donbas in fighting with a Russian aggressor

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