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ATO troops attacked 30 times past day

Attackers use banned weapons.

ATO troops attacked 30 times past day

Over the past day, the Russia-backed separatists made 30 attacks on the Ukrainian troops in Donbas; seven of them were launched from the weapons, banned under the Minsk Agreements.

"The militants used mortars, machine guns and grenade launchers gangs to fire at the Ukrainian positions in the direction of Zaitseve [67km north-north-east of Donetsk], Avdiyivka [18km north of Donetsk], Verkhniotoretske [22km north-east of Donetsk]," the ATO press center said in a release.

The Ukrainian troops in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) came under fire from mortars, grenade launchers and anti-tank missile systems. Situation was tense in Luhansk oblast as well. The militants used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns small arms to shell Ukrainian soldiers near Trokhizbenka (33km north-west of Luhansk).