: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 56 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed


Russian militants launched several hundred shells and missiles in the Avdiivka industrial area. ATO troops defeated Russian militants’ attack in Avdiivka industrial area and occupied their positions. Russian militants continued shelling ATO troops in all sectors from mortar launchers, tanks and grenade launchers and brought rocket artillery up to the frontline. Ukraine reports 5 killed in actions, 9 wounded in action in Donbas during the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the Russian militants launched 20 shells toward ATO forces near the village of Talakivka using Grad multiple rocket missile systems. They also used Grads, 122mm artillery systems, mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms shooting on the village of Vodiane. The village of Lebedynske came under 122mm artillery fire. The militants also fired mortars of various calibers on the town of Krasnohorivka. Militants were shooting for several hours with recesses, launching about 120 mortar shells. Russian militants used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms shelling Krasnohorivka. Russian militants also shelled the villages of Hnutove, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Russian militants launched 20 missiles from Grad multiple rocket launchers at Talakivka. Additionally, the Russian militants used armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles in Shyrokyne.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian militants tried to storm the Ukrainian positions twice near the town of Avdiyivka. Also Russian militants shelled Avdiivka residential quarters. 2 civilians sustained fragmentation wounds. Some residential buildings were damaged too. Having suffered losses, Russian militants were forced to retreat. During the day, they continued shelling with the use of mortars of various calibers on Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Opytne, Luhanske, Zaitseve and Kamianka. Furthermore, the villages of Novhorodske and Pisky came under tank fire.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian militants opened fire from mortars of various calibers and rocket-propelled grenades on the town of Popasna, and the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Troyitske and Novozvanivka. In total, 8 Russian militants’ attacks took place in the Luhansk sector yesterday, and heavy armor was used five times.


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