Ukraine war updates on March 20, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights
(1) Tense situation continues in the war zone in eastern Ukraine as Russian armed forces opened fire 32 times over the last day: 28 times on Donetsk direction. 2 times on Mariupol direction and 1 time on Lugansk direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian forces attacked Tryokhizbenka again, this time with the use of forbidden 82-mm mortar launchers; Ukrainian troops returned fire; combats duranion was more than one hour;
(3) Donetsk direction: Russian armed fireed 12 times from tank upon Ukrainian positions in Avdyivka, after that from APC, antiaircraft installation and mortars; the enemy also opened fire from 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns near Luhanske as well as used large caliber guns near Svytlodarsk; the enemy used small arms in attacks near Pisky; to this end, Russian snipers fire was spotted near Avdyivka, Zaytseve and Lenynske;
(4) Mariupol direction: Ukrainian armed forces repeled Russian attacks near Novotroytske; Russian enemy also fulfilled teo armed provocation near Maryinka;
(5) 2 Ukrainian serviceman died (as result of Ukrainian military truck undermined near Avdyivka) in the war zone in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, and 2 serviceman wounded in action (as result of Russian armed forces firing near Luhanske and Avdyivka).
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