11:18 16.02.2017

Ukrainian army positions shelled 49 times in Donbas over past day, one soldier killed

The militants fired on the positions of the Ukrainian military 49 times in Donbas over the past day, the press service of the ATO staff said.

"Some 49 attacks were recorded. Unfortunately, one of our military was killed, three wounded and one injured," a message on the official Facebook page of ATO headquarters said on Thursday.

So, in the Mariupol sector the militants fired on Vodiane from mortars and infantry combat vehicles. Infantry combat vehicles, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to shell Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Vodiane and Pavlopil. Novotroyitske was fired on by a sniper.

In the Donetsk sector 120-mm and 82-mm mortars were used to shell at Ukrainian positions in Avdiyivka area, Opytne and Novoselivka Druha, and rocket-propelled grenades were applied to attack Zaitseve and Pisky.

In the Luhansk sector Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka were shelled from mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. A sniper threw fire into Ukrainian army positions near Lobacheve.

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