Militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces 83 times in Donbas. As a result of the attacks, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another three were injured. This was reported by the press service of ATO HQ in Facebook.
“The situation in the ATO zone remains tense. Breaking the agreements, Russian-occupation forces are shelling Ukrainian defenders from weapons with a caliber of more than 100mm”, - the message says.
On the Mariupol line, strongpoints near Shyrokine, Hnutove and Vodiane were shelled with 122 mm artillery systems. Russian mercenaries also fired 120mm mortars at positions near Hnutove, and 82mm mortars, large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers - at Marinka, Vodiane and Pavlopil. An enemy tank fired at positions near Vodiane, while IFV weapons were used against Ukrainian marines deployed in Shyrokine. Enemy snipers were active near Hnutove and Vodiane.
In the Donetsk direction, near Troyitske, the enemy used 152mm artillery. Strongpoints of Ukrainian troops near Avdiivka, Troyitske, and Luhanske were shelled with 120mm mortars, while defenders of Opytne, Avdiivka, and Kamianka were shelled with 82mm mortars. In Troyitske, an enemy tank opened fire, and an IFV – in Luhanske. Strongpoints near Kamianka and Nevelske were fired upon with large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers of various types.
The HQ reports that on the Luhansk line, near the village of Kalinovo-Popasna, the use by the enemy of a 122mm artillery was spotted. 120mm mortars, IFV weapons, and grenade launchers of various types were used by the enemy against Ukrainian positions near Krymske. The enemy also fired large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers at positions near Stanytsia Luhanska and Novo-Oleksandrivka.
"ATO forces returned fire to suppress the enemy's fire activity", - the ATO HQ press service reported.