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Militants in Donbas fire at Ukrainian Armed Forces with mortars

11.12.2017 р., 16:30

Illegal armed groups have attacked the positions of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces in Donbas 35 times over the past 24 hours, the press center of the ATO headquarters has reported.

"The Russian occupation troops continue to fire at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, using mortars of various calibers," the headquarters said in a report on its Facebook page early on December 11.

In the Luhansk sector, militants were active with the onset of twilight and fired at Ukrainian fortified positions near Triokhizbenka, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Travneve and Zaitseve. In addition, militants used various types of grenade launchers and light infantry weapons in the vicinity of these settlements, as well as near Lozove, Novooleksandrivka, Svitlodarsk and Luhanske.

In the Donetsk sector, the area of Avdiyivka remains the epicenter of the confrontation.

"In particular, invaders launched more than 30 82mm mines in the evening at our positions near the Butivka mine. The defenders of Kamianka, Avdiyivka and Krasnohorivka came under grenade launcher and heavy machine gun fire," reads the report.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Starohnativka.

Four Ukrainian servicemen were slightly wounded in the fighting, and one more sustained a combat injury. All the soldiers were taken to military medical institutions and received emergency medical aid. Their lives are not in danger.

Militants in Donbas fire at Ukrainian Armed Forces with mortars

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