Ukrainian army positions in Donbas came under 52 attacks, including by use of machine guns and grenade launchers, in the past 24 hours, the press service of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine said.
A total of 32 attacks were observed in the Mariupol sector. "Ukrainian army strongholds near Starohnativka, Novotroyitske and Hnutove were attacked by heavy machineguns, grenade launchers and small arms, while grenade launchers and weapons of infantry combat vehicles were employed in Berezove," the press service said on Facebook. The hostiles fired 82mm and 120mm mortars near Maryinka, Pavlopil, Talakivka and Vodiane, while mortars and tank weapons were used in Krasnohorivka. Machineguns, mortars of both calibers, infantry combat vehicles, and 122mm and 152mm tube artillery were engaged in attacks on Ukrainian army fortifications in Shyrokyne.
In the Luhansk sector, the hostiles breached the truce 12 times, the report said. For instance, small arms, machineguns and grenade launchers were fired in the vicinity of Schastia, Zhovte and Novo-Oleksandrivka, and the same weapons in addition to 82mm mortars and sniper rifles were employed in Stanytsia Luhanska, the press service said.
Eight attacks on Ukrainian army positions were seen in the Donetsk sector, the staff said. According to the report, the hostiles fired small arms in Novotroyitske, grenade launchers and 82mm mortars in Zaitseve, 120mm mortars near Troyitske, and 82mm and 120mm mortars, tanks and infantry combat vehicles in Avdiyivka and Luhanske, the report said.