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Russian-backed forces fire on Ukrainian positions 15 times overnight

08 November 2015 - 20:56 28
Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions using grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns and small arms.

It was informed by the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) on Facebook .

“The militants fired on the village of Novgorodske, Troitske, Pisky and Maiorske. Two times terrorists atacked on the village of Maiorske and Zaitseve with 82-mm mortars, that must have been withdrawn according to the Minsk agreements”, — the report reads.

In general, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), militants opened fire 15 times on the Ukrainian positions during the day. Besides, they attempted to assault close to the village of Mayorske near 1 pm. When the enemy approached 150-100 meters — Ukrainian troops opened the counter fire with small arms, the press center informs.

“At the same time with the atack of militants, another group of Russian-backed separatists started shelling on Ukrainian positions. After an adequate rebuff, militants lay down and tried to get out of combat. At 2.40 pm they were trying to get around our position, but came under fire and incured losses and rested. At 3.50 pm terrorists opened fire with mortars and under the cover of fire, taking the dead and wounded, retreated. “

Previously, “Hromadske radio” informed, that the situation in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation tends to complications. Since the 18th of October 2015 illegal armed groups almost daily commit provocations and open fire on the positions of the ATO, as well as the on the gray zone.

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