27.10.16 09:56

Enemy doubled number of attacks to 72 over past day, - Staff

Russian hybrid forces committed 72 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center as of the morning Oct. 27.

As noted, 43 cease-fire violations were registered near Mariupol: "Militants used grenade launchers and small arms in the area of Hnutove, Talakivka, Hranitne and Starohnativka. Positions outside Krasnohorivka and Pavlopil came under mortar (82 mm), machine gun, grenade launcher and tank fire. Enemy attacks on Marinka and Taramchuk involved 120 mm mortars, IFVs and snipers. Strong points in Shyrokyne and Vodiane were struck by 122 mm and 152 mm artillery."

"In the area of Donetsk, militants committed 14 armed provocations against ATO forces. The enemy used anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, machine guns and IFVs against Maiorsk and Novhorodske, while positions near Zaitseve, Butivka mine and Avdiivka were hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortars and weapons of lower caliber.

Read more: Russian proxies mortared Ukrainian troops' positions near Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka and Vodiane, - Staff

"In the Luhansk region, 15 attacks were registered. Separatists breached the truce using machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms near Triokhizbenka, Krymske, Zolote, Balka Kosharna, Novooleksandrivka and Troitske, while the same weaponry and 82 mortars were employed against Novozvanivka," the report notes.

As previously reported, on Oct. 25, Russian hybrid forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions 34 times.
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