A deterioration in ATO: for the day killed five soldiers

Обострение в АТО: за сутки погибли пять бойцов

APU second day in a row and inflict heavy losses

The headquarters of the APU said about the serious losses of the enemy in manpower.

Over the last day, July 20, subdivision 29 times to the separatists opened fire on Ukrainian military positions. Five soldiers were killed and another eight were injured, reports the press center of staff ATO.

According to the military, after 18 o’clock, the enemy intensified activity at the Donetsk direction.

Starting from 19 to almost 23 hours, and mortars of caliber of 120 and 82 mm, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms the separatists four times, from different directions, hit the positions under Avdiyivka. Each time, in response, the Ukrainian military opened heavy fire, causing the enemy to stop firing.

In addition, at the end of the day, the separatists with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades fired at strong points on the mine Butovka. ATO forces also opened fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In this confrontation of fire, one military was killed, one was injured.

At the direction of Lugansk, about 22 hours, the separatists had violated the ceasefire near the Village Lugansk, and Mariupol – near the village of Water.

“Thanks to the skillful and prompt action of our troops, the enemy not only stopped firing provocation, but suffered heavy losses in manpower”, – noted in the headquarters of ATO and added that the total for the day, the APU 16 times used the weapon.

As reported Корреспондент.netper day July 19 at the Donbass killed nine soldiers, five were wounded. This was announced by the speaker of the Ministry of defense of the ATO Andrei Lysenko.

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