ATO HQ reports 24 enemy attacks in Donbas over last day
Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 24 times in the past 24 hours, with no Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed or wounded in action, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.
Ukrainian armed Forces had to return fire 16 times.
"At the end of the past day enemy continued shelling Ukrainian positions in the ATO area. However, in during the day shelling was recorded in the Donetsk sector, after 18:00 shelling started in the Mariupol and Luhansk sectors," ATO headquarters wrote on their Facebook page early on Saturday.
In the evening hours of Friday, militants were firing on the Ukrainian positions near Novooleksandrivka, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars and small arms. The Ukrainian checkpoint not far from Katerynivka was under fire from 120 mm mortar. Enemy used anti-tank grenade launchers near Popasna.
In the Mariupol sector, shelled the outskirts of Pavlopil twice using 120 mm mortars and various grenade launchers. They used infantry fighting vehicle's weapons near Novotroitske and grenade machine guns near Vodiane.
In the Donetsk sector, militants thrice fired at Ukrainian positions near Zaitseve using infantry weapons and used a large-caliber machine gun near Maryinka.