Ukrainian forces came under fire 50 times on Saturday

Russian-backed separatists opened fire on Ukrainian positions more than 50 times on Saturday, as stated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces press center on Sunday morning, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The separatists allegedly used rocket-propelled grenades, a variety of machine guns, anti-tank missiles, and 82mm and 120mm caliber artillery against Ukrainian positions, the press center announced on Facebook on Sunday morning.

The epicenter of the fighting remains in the area of Avdiivka, where separatist forces have been attempting to overrun Ukrainian positions for the last five weeks. According to the press center, Ukrainian positions were attacked 15 times with 82mm and 120mm artillery. It was noted that the attacks mostly took place at night.

Ukrainian forces returned fire on eight occasions.

  Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Avdiivka