Wednesday, June 28 2017 20:18 EEST
Military
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 31 times in last day
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 31 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

In the Mariupol sector, the illegal armed groups repeatedly fired small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Hnutove and Pavlopil yesterday afternoon. In addition, they used automatic grenade launchers, small arms and 82mm mortars against the defenders of the town of Maryinka.

In the evening, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Shyrokyne and Lebedynske came under fire from grenade launchers. At the end of the day, the militants fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near Hnutove. In total, eight armed provocations were recorded in this direction yesterday.

Six instances of ceasefire violations by the Russian occupation forces were recorded in the Donetsk sector. The mercenaries repeatedly fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka. Afternoon, they used 120mm mortars and an anti-aircraft gun against ATO forces near the village of Luhanske.

Furthermore, the Russian-backed militants fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various modifications and small arms several times on the Ukrainian soldiers near the village of Kamianka. The enemy also violated the ceasefire near the village of Verkhniotoretske, using infantry weapons.

The situation was rather calm in the Luhansk sector yesterday afternoon. Before dawn, only one militant shelling was recorded near the village of Zhovte, where the enemy used 82mm mortars. However, the militants were significantly active after dark and more than half of all recorded attacks were carried out in this direction at the end of the day, namely 16 instances. Starting from 20:00 Kyiv time, the invaders intensively shelled several areas of this front line. In particular, they fired 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Kriakivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. In the same area, as well as near the town of Schastia, and the villages of Krymske and Troyitske, they used 82mm mortars. 

The mercenaries also opened fire from various systems of infantry weapons near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Novozvanivka and Valuiske, and the town of Popasna. Moreover, the Ukrainian fortified positions near Novo-Oleksandrivka were attacked with infantry fighting vehicles and an anti-tank missile system.

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