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 Russian militants opened fire upon Ukrainian positions 44 times yesterday, employed banned mortars and artillery

Dec. 31, 2016, Russian occupation troops conducted 44 cases of fire upon the Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in the east of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the ATO Staff press center.

In Mariupol direction, Russian occupation troops conducted fire upon Ukrainian positions near Vodiane. In Shyrokyne area, the enemy employed 120 mm and 82 mm mortars.

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In Marinka area, a sniper was operating. Russian invaders employed grenade launchers and small arms to impact Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Chermalyk, Krasnohorivka, and Starohnativka.

In Donetsk direction, militants fired 82 mm mortars upon Ukrainian positions in Luhanske area. Avdiivka, Maiorsk, Pivdenne, Zaitseve, Luhanske, and Kruta Balka came under grenade launcher and small arms fire.

In Luhansk direction, the enemy employed grenade launchers to fire upon Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska, and Kondrashivka Nova. A total of 44 cases of fire by Russian occupants were recorded over the day Dec. 31.

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