Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 61 times in the last day. One civilian was wounded on a landmine on the road between frontline villages Pavlopil and Chermalyk, at present Ukrainian doctors struggle for his life and health, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.View map in full size
In the Donetsk sector, Russian troops attacked the town of Avdiivka, and the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske, and Verkhniotoretske with mortar fire. They used grenade launchers and small arms to fire on Avdiivka, and the villages of Zaitseve, Opytne, and Pisky. Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka were attacked by Russian troops’ infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). Russian troops used heavy weapons in the Svitlodarsk bulge and on the outskirts of temporarily occupied Horlivka, in Zaitseve and Verkhnotoretske. In total, Russian troops violated the ceasefire 24 times in the Donetsk sector.
In the Luhansk sector, Russian troops used mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to attack the villages of Shariv Kut, Lobacheve, and Novozvanivka. They opened fire from mortars, launching 6 mortar mines on Ukrainian positions in Novooleksandrivka. The village of Vodiane came under fire from IFVs. Russian troops violated the ceasefire 15 times in the Luhansk sector.
In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops attacked the area close to the Azov sea the most. They lobbed mortar shells onto the villages of Vodiane and Pavlopil. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to fire on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Lebedynske, and Vodiane. Russian troops’ IFVs attacked the Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne. In total, Russian troops violated the ceasefire 22 times in the Mariupol sector, 2 of them involved the use of heavy weapons.
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