Firefighter inspect a fire in Avdiyivka after heavy shelling by Russian-backed separatists on Feb. 25.
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Russian-backed separatists have already attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in eastern Ukraine on March 13, which resulted in wounding one Ukrainian soldier, the press center of the Ukrainian military has reported.
“Forty-two attacks on the Ukrainian armed forces’ positions have been recorded since the beginning of the day. One Ukrainian defender has been wounded,” the Ukrainian military said in its update on Facebook on March 13 evening.
Banned 122mm artillery systems were used to shell positions near the village of Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector in Donetsk region. Positions near the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, and Chermalyk were attacked with the use of small arms, large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers. The village of Novotroyitske was under sniper fire.