04.02.15 10:46

Terrorists attempted storming Ukrainian positions near Debaltseve at night - ATO press center

The terrorists shelled the Ukrainian army positions for 25 times during the night.

Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center situation report.

"The illegal armed groups shelled the Ukrainian troops' positions for 25 times in the anti-terrorist operation area in the night of Feb. 4.

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"The largest number of attacks was observed at the Luhansk direction. The terrorists conducted shelling of peaceful cities and villages along with the Ukrainian positions using artillery, BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers, grenade launchers, and mortars. Thus the strikes impacted the villages and cities of Shchastia, Staryi Aidar, Stanytsia Luhanska, Verkhnia Vilkhova, and Nyzhnie.

"The enemy keeps trying to break through the Ukrainian positions at the Debaltseve direction. The terrorists attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine nine times using all types of weapons during the night. An engagement was taking place near Debaltseve from 10:50 p.m. till nearly 3:00 a.m., during which the terrorists' infantry detachments tried to seize our positions.

"The situation at Mariupol direction was relatively quiet being featured by a single case of shelling. Two attacks were recorded at the Donetsk direction.

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"The Ukrainian military responded to the attacks of the enemy by the artillery and mortar shelling, inflicting considerable losses to the enemy. According to preliminary data, the ATO forces eliminated 18 terrorists and injured 55 more during the last 24 hours," the report reads.

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