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Ukrainian positions in Donbas attacked 44 times in last 24 hours

Ukrainian positions in Donbas attacked 44 times in last 24 hoursSome 44 militant attacks were registered in Donbas in the past 24 hours, the army operation press center wrote on Facebook on Monday.

"Some 44 attacks on Ukrainian army positions have been registered, including 38 in the Donetsk sector, five in the Mariupol sector and one in the Luhansk sector," the report said.

According to it, Ukrainian army positions along the contact line came under 20 attacks by use of various types of mortars, including nine strikes delivered near the town of Avdiyivka, where militants used 122mm artillery systems.

The enemy used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian troops near Zaitseve, and large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers were used to attack Troyitske and Mayorsk.

The militants also fired various types of grenade launchers, large-caliber machineguns and small arms near Novhorodske, Pisky, Opytne and Nevelske, the press center said.

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Also, the militants used various types of grenade launchers, large-caliber machineguns and small arms near Starohnativka and Novotroyitske in the Mariupol area, and fired a ZU-23 air defense launcher near Maryinka, the press center said.

Ukrainian army fortifications near Novotoshkivske in Luhansk region were attacked by an 82mm mortar, the report said.

After midnight, the intensity of militants' fire decreased – they attacked Ukrainian troops twice near Maryinka and Novotroyitske, using grenade launchers of various systems.
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