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ATO HQ reports over 20 separatist attacks in Donbas

ATO HQ reports over 20 separatist attacks in Donbas

Pro-Russian militants have continued to target the positions of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) troops. The ATO HQ press centre has said on Facebook that 26 shooting attacks, including 16 in the Donetsk sector and 10 in the Mariupol sector, have been registered since the start of the day.

The militants fired with mortars and grenade launchers at the Zenit position near Avdiyivka. Snipers were active there and near Pisky. Grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used against the ATO strongpoints near the Butivka mine, Opytne, Pisky and Zaytseve.

The separatists fired with a 120-mm mortar on the ATO positions near Berdyanske, with anti-aircraft mounts, grenade launchers and small arms near Maryinka. They fired 82- and 120-mm mortars at random on Shyrokyne.

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 14 were wounded in the ATO area on 1 March.

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