Ukrainian ATO HQ reported 70 militants' attacks in Donbas over last day

Ukrainian ATO HQ reported 70 militants' attacks in Donbas over last dayIllegal armed formations conducted 70 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas on July 20, including by use of 122mm artillery systems, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters said on Facebook on Thursday morning.

"The hostiles fired 122mm artillery forbidden by the Minsk agreements on Avdiyivka, Semyhirya, Kodema and Kamyanets, while 120mm and 82mm mortars were fired on Dacha, Novhorodske, Zaitseve and Avdiyivka," it said.

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In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars on Ukrainian forces stationed in Mayorsk and Troyitske. Grenade launchers and large-caliber machine-guns of the militants fired on Ukrainian fortifications in Avdiyivka, Novhorodske, Luhanske and Zaitseve, the press center said.

According to it, the militants used armored vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine-guns, anti-aircraft guns and small arms in the Donetsk region.

Army strongholds in Vodiane and Talakivka came under attack of 122mm self-propelled artillery systems and 120mm mortars in the Mariupol sector. Besides, 120mm and 82mm mortars were used in Shyrokyne and Krasnohorivka, and snipers were active near Maryinka and Hnutove.

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The militants conducted six attacks on Ukrainian forces, using grenade launchers and small arms, in Novo-Oleksandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk region.

A total of 33 out of 70 shelling incidents were observed in the Donetsk sector, 31 in the Mariupol sector and six in the Luhansk sector, the press service said.
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