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Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 44 times in 24 hours also using heavy artillery

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 44 times in the last 24 hours, they also used 122 mm heavy artillery systems banned by Minsk Protocol. Terrorists mostly attacked Avdiivka village located near Donetsk.

Viktor Shubets, speaker of ATO Press Center

Viktor Shubets, speaker of ATO Press Center

Below is the report made by ATO Press Center today on March 27 2016 at 6 am, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone remain difficult and has tendency to get worse. In the last 24 hours pro-Russian armed groups attacked forces of ATO 44 times. Militants used heavy artillery in addition to mortars. Despite 4 attacks on our positions with the use of 122 mm artillery soldiers of Armed Forces of Ukraine defended their positions in Zaitseve and Mayorsk.

Avdiivka village remains most difficult location on the map near Donetsk. Here the enemy failed to push back ATO forces from their positions despite the use of various type of weapon.

In the last 24 hours following villages were attacked by criminal groups: Luhanske, Novhorodske, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Leninske, Pisky, Opytne, Shyrokyne, Troitske, Mariinka.

Near Lugansk militants tried to storm fortifications of Armed Forces of Ukraine using small firearms. The enemy had to retreat after Ukrainian warriors returned fire.

Pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian ambulance when medics arrived to evacuate wounded soldiers near Mayorsk

Yesterday pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian ambulance using mortars when medics arrived to a checkpoint near Mayorsk to pick up wounded soldiers. During the attack the vehicle was damaged and one of the doctors was seriously wounded.

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

The message about attack on ambulance was posted by Ukrainian volunteers who provide medical support in the zone of anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine, see here. That’s non-government organizations “Sister of Mercy” based in Kharkiv.

Our volunteer ambulance was evacuating seriously wounded boys today. We came to pick them up to the checkpoint in Mayorsk and… the checkpoint got under heavy mortar fire.

Everybody are alive.

The vehicle was got damaged badly, no glass, the radiator destroyed, no wheels.

The driver got scratches

The doctor “Pechenka” was seriously wounded by a shrapnel in the shoulder, now she is in the hospital in Artemivsk. Despite the wound she was helping other soldiers.

All wounded are in Artemivsk now. They will be taken to Kharkiv.

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Part of the mortar shell that exploded near the ambulance

Part of the mortar shell that exploded near the ambulance

ATO Press Center report about increase of attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints located on the contact line. They confirmed mortar attack on Mayorks checkpoint that happened at night in their report also, see here. So the ambulance arrived to evacuate those who were wounded in that attack.

On January 30 2016 at 22:20 militants attacked Ukrainian checkpoint using mortars, the checkpoint is located close to “Mayorsk” checkpoint used by civilians crossing the contact line.

According to the information we have members of “DPR” terrorist organization are planing similar provocations near Artemivsk.