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Kyiv reports 65 pro-Russian militants' attacks in eastern Ukraine over past 24 hours

Kyiv reports 65 pro-Russian militants' attacks in eastern Ukraine over past 24 hoursThe situation in the combat area in eastern Ukraine got tenser as Russia-backed militants apparently intensified attacks on positions of the government troops. Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed, four wounded over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO headquarters on Facebook.

In the Donetsk sector, a thick fire was reported near Pisky, not far from the ruined Donetsk airport; the militants used 120 mm mortars, armoured vehicles armament, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to open fire in this area. 120 mm mortar mines hit outposts in Opytne and Luhanske.

82 mm mortar attacks took place in Avdiivka, Kamyanka and Butivka coal mine. Troitske and Zatisevo went under fire from infantry fighting vehicles, RPGs and heavy machineguns. Militants used anti-aircraft guns to shoot at Novhorodske. IFVs opened fire on Verkhnyotoretske. Militants' snipers fired near Avdiivka and Novhorodske.

Pro-Kremlin mercenaries used 120 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers to hit Novotroitske; positions near Maryinka, Vodyane and Hnutove went under 82 mm mortar attacks. They also fired on Krasnohorivka, Shyrokyne, and Pavlopol, using sniper squads, RPGs, heavy machine guns and IFV guns.

In Luhansk region, the militants used 122 mm artillery, AA guns, IFV guns and anti-tank grenade launchers to shell Novooleksandrivka. 82 mm mines hit Zhovte; in Krymske and Popasna, they opened fire from RPGs. Machine guns and IFV guns were used during attacks on Novozvanivka.
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