Russian militants in Donbas attacked Ukraine's positions 97 times yesterday, used 152 mm artillery, mortars, tanks, SPGs, - Staff

Over the past 24-hour period the situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in the east of Ukraine deteriorated. In the afternoon, Russian terrorist troops increased the number of attacks upon positions of the Ukraine's Armed Forces, including with heavy weapons. A total of 97 cases of fire were recorded.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the ATO Staff's press center on its Facebook page.

In Mariupol direction, Russian forces used 122 mm artillery systems to shell strong points at Pavlopil. Defenses in Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Chermalyk area were impacted with small arms, large caliber machine guns, and grenade launchers. An 82 mm mortar was shelling Marinka.

"In Donetsk direction, strong points at Opytne, Avdiivka, Zaitseve, Novhorodske, and Svitlodarsk were shelled with large caliber machine guns, grenade launchers, and 82 mm mortars. A tank and 120 mm mortars were active in Avdiivka area and at Butivka mine. Mortars of 120 mm caliber were shelling Verkhniotoretske and Butivka mine. Pisky came under grenade launcher and machine gun fire, Kamianka -- under 82 mm mortar fire. The situation was also difficult in Luhanske, where militants opened fire from grenade launchers, mortars, and 152 mm artillery systems," the report says.

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In the Luhansk region, Russian troops shelled ATO forces' positions at Krymske and Popasna with grenade launchers of various calibers as well as 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Automated grenade launchers were employed in Triokhizbenka area. Novooleksandrivka came under small arms and SPG fire, Stanytsia Luhanska -- under small arms fire.

"Our units were opening fire to suppress fire activity of the enemy," the Staff said.

On March 12, Russian militants committed 82 assaults upon Ukraine's Armed Forces' positions.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n431883