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Ukraine reports 34 Russian shellings in Donbas: 1 soldier killed, 2 wounded in last day


Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 34 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Troyitske. The defenders of Avdiyivka came under fire from 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

”The Russian occupation forces shelled 82mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades on the defenders of the villages of Pisky, Luhanske, and Novoselivka Druha. The Ukrainian fortified positions near Butivka coal mine and the village of Nevelske were fired upon from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, as well as small arms near the village of Zaitseve. In addition, the militants opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles on the defenders of Luhanske. Enemy snipers were also active near Avdiyivka,” the report says.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Taramchuk and the town of Maryinka.


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Infantry fighting vehicles, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used near the village of Hnutove, as well as small arms near the village of Shyrokyne. Moreover, enemy snipers attacked the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Vodiane and Pavlopil.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka.

”The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska were attacked from weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, as well as from grenade launchers, while armored vehicles and automatic grenade launchers were used near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. Furthermore, the enemy used grenade launchers and small arms against the defenders of the village of Valuiske,” the headquarters said.


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