Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the ATO Staff press center as of Dec. 29, 2016.
The statement reads: "The number of attacks committed by the enemy snipers sharply increased in all three directions. Such assaults were carried out on the outskirts of Hnutove, Vodiane, Talakivka, Novozvanivka and Avdiivka. 45 attacks were recorded totally over the past 24-hour period
"The militants mortared Krasnohorivka and Talakivka in Mariupol direction. Shyrokyne, Starohnativka, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove and Vodiane were fired upon with grenade launchers and small arms.
"Positions in the vicinity of Luhanske, Troitske, Zaitseve, Verkhniotoretske, Avdiivka and Kruta Balka in Donetsk direction were shelled with grenade launchers and mortars.
"Malynove village in Luhansk direction came under militants' mortar strike. Balka Kruten'ka, Novozvanivka and Stanytsia Luhanska were shelled with grenade launchers," the situation report reads.
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