EN|RU|UK
 Incidents
  1271

 Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants committed 39 attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions yesterday, - Staff

The Russian occupation forces significantly increased the intensity of attacks on the Ukrainian army positions over the past 24-hour period.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center as of Dec. 15, 2016.

According to the Staff, the militants shelled Talakivka and Shyrokyne in Mariupol direction with 120 and 82 mm mortars. The Russian occupation forces employed grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms against Bohdanivka, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Marinka, Novotroitske, Talakivka and Starohnativka. Vodiane was also fired upon with IFV weapons. Sniper attacks were recorded in Novotroitske and Hnutove.

Read more: Poroshenko, Biden discuss situation in Donbas, Russia sanctions

The militants attacked Luhanske and Avdiivka in Donetsk direction using grenade launchers and small arms.

The same types of weapons were employed against Stanytsia Luhanska, Bohuslavske, Katerynivka, Staryi Aidar and Novozvanivka in Luhansk direction. Novooleksandrivka was repeatedly attacked with the use of APC weapons.

"A total of 39 attacks were recorded yesterday. The vast majority of them were committed in Mariupol direction," the situation report reads.

Read more: OSCE SMM to be reinforced by technical facilities, - US Representative Baer

Earlier, the Russian occupation forces fired upon the Ukrainian troops' positions 18 times Dec. 14.
 
 
 
 up