Over the past day, Russia-backed militants have made 53 shelling attacks at the positions of the Ukrainian military in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, ATO headquarters reported on Facebook on Friday, 28 April.
In the coastal sector, the terrorists used 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, armored vehicles and grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell the position of Ukrainian marines in the area of Vodyane. The positions of ATO troops near Maryinka were under the fire of 120-mm mortars, the weaponry of armored vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The defenders of Shyrokyne were fired at fired from the armament of armored personnel carriers, heavy machine guns and small arms, while the area of Novotroyitske used militants fired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. In the vicinity of the settlements of Pavlopil and Krasnohorivka, the enemy fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The ATO strong points in the area of Novoselivka Druha were under the small arms fire. Enemy snipers were active in the vicinity of Pavlopil and Maryinka.
An ATO serviceman was reportedly killed and four were wounded in the shelling of the strongholds of a subdivision of one of the mechanized brigades near Krasnohorivka. The enemy led fire from the temporarily occupied Staromykhaylivka.
In the Donetsk sector, militants pounded Avdiyivka with 122-mm artillery, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The strong points of ATO near Mironovske were shelled from 82-mm mortars, the arms of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The defenders of Zaitseve and Kamyanka were pounded with 82-mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms, and with IFV weapons and heavy machine guns near the settlement of Verkhnyotoretske. In the area Pisky, militants fired anti-tank grenade launchers.
In the Luhansk sector, terrorists pounded Krymske from 120-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. The ATO positions at Katerinivka were fired at from 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers. The defenders of the village of Luhanske and Syze were fired at from grenade launcher.
"The commanders ordered adequate return fire to prevent immediate threat to the life and health of Ukrainian servicemen," the ATO HQ noted.
On Thursday, the ATO headquarters recorded 19 shelling attacks by militants, One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded.