Thursday, March 9 2017 21:52 EET
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Ukraine reports 69 attacks on its positions in Donbas in last day
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 69 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

"The town of Maryinka, and the villages of Chermalyk and Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector came under mortar fire, while grenade launchers were used to attack the villages of Vodiane and Hnutove. The enemy also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to fire on the villages of Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Novohryhorivka, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne. Additionally, Shyrokyne, Vodiane and Hnutove were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Furthermore, a sniper was active in the village of Novotroyitske," the report says.

In the Donetsk sector, the invaders repeatedly used banned 122mm artillery systems to shell the village of Zaitseve. "The town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Maiorsk, Novhorodske, and Luhanske came under mortar fire, while grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to shell the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Pisky, Nevelske, Kamianka, Novoluhanske, Novhorodske, Troyitske, and Zaitseve. Moreover, Zaitseve and Novhorodske came under sniper fire," the headquarters said.  

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used banned 120mm mortars to shell the town of Popasna, and the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Troyitske, as well as small arms were fired on the villages of Krymske and Stanytsia Luhanska.

"Being on duty at the forefront yesterday, our servicemen spotted an enemy sniper group. One sniper was killed," the report said.

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