Illegal armed formations attacked positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 64 times in the last day, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has said.
"The largest number of the attacks – 40 incidents – was registered in the Donetsk sector," the press service wrote on Facebook on Monday.
Militants used 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine-guns to shell the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Mayorsk. They also fired 120mm mortars on the village of Dacha, and the village of Verkhniotoretske came under 82mm mortar fire. Grenade launchers, large-caliber machine-guns and an anti-aircraft system were fired at the village of Novhorodske.
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Seventeen attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector. The enemy used 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian troops based in the villages of Starohnativka, Shyrokyne, Novoselivka, and Hnutove. The village of Pavlopil came under fire from 82mm mortars, the town of Maryinka was attacked by an infantry combat vehicle amid simultaneous sniper fire.
Ukrainian troops in the Luhansk sector survived seven barrages. The enemy used 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian position outside the village of Novozvanivka, while 82mm mortars, an anti-aircraft gun and grenade launchers were fired on the village of Stary Aidar. Militants also lobbed 82mm mortar shells into the village of Orikhove.