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ATO troops record 64 attacks by militants in Donbas

The Donetsk sector alone saw 40 attacks.

ATO troops record 64 attacks by militants in Donbas
Photo: Photo: EPA / UPG

Over the past day, the Russia-backed militants in Donbas 64 times opened fire at the positions of the antiterrorist forces, the ATO press center reported via Facebook on 18 July.

Most of the attacks (40) were recorded in the Donetsk sector. The militants used 120- and 82-mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, banned under Minsk agreements, at the Ukrainian army positions in Avdiyivka, Zaitsevo, Mayorske. Near Dacha, they used 120-mm mortars, and 82 mm mortars at Verhnyotoretske.

The militants shelled Novhorodske from rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and anti-aircraft weaponry.

In the Mariupol sector, 17 counts of ceasefire violation were reported. In Starohnativka, Shyrokyne, Novoselivka and Hnutove, the militants used 120-mm mortars to shell the strongholds of Ukrainian troops. Near Pavlopil, terrorists used 82 mm mortars, and armored personnel carrier weaponry outside Mariyinka, where also worked an enemy sniper.

Closer to Luhansk, the militants seven times broke the silence mode. 120-mm mortars shelled the Ukrainian army positions near Novozvanivka. Staryy Aidar was shelled from 82-mm mortars, anti-aircraft weaponry and rocket-propelled grenades. Orekhove was shelled by rocket-propelled grenades.

On Sunday, a civilian resident of Avdiyivka received shrapnel wound as the militants shelled the city.