ATO Staff spokesman: Pro-Russian fighters use tanks, mortars and anti-aircraft guns


Kyiv, May 26, 2015. Russia-backed militants have fired at the Ukrainian Armed Forces positions along the frontline, said Leonyd Matyukhin, ATO Staff spokesman, at the press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. In the Donetsk sector enemy fired at Opytne, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Vodyane, Avdiivka and Butovka mine from mortars, artillery, machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms.

Militants shelled Petrivske twice from multiple rocket launchers. In the Luhansk sector enemy fired at Syze three times from a tank as well as at Zhovte, Shchastya and Stary Aidar from grenade launchers, mortars, anti-aircraft guns and machine guns. They have also fired from grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms at Kirove, Shyrokyne and Myrne.