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Escalation in Donbas: 65 Russian attacks, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded in last 24 hours


Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 65 times in the past 24 hours, with 3 Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and 4 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 opened fire from 120mm mortars, armored personnel carriers, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pisky.

”The militants used 120mm mortars near the villages of Opytne and Luhanske, as well as 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various tyoes and heavy machine guns against the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Kamianka. The defenders of Butivka coal mine came under fire from 82mm mortars. Infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to shell our soldiers near the villages of Troyitske and Zaitseve, while the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novhorodske were attacked with machine guns and a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun. The enemy also used infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Verkhniotoretske. Furthermore, enemy snipers were active near Avdiyivka and Novhorodske,” the report says.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotroyitske. The Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Vodiane and Hnutove were fired upon from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the town of Maryinka came under fire from 82mm mortars.


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The invaders also fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka, as well as grenade launchers and small arms near the villages of Shyrokyne and Pavlopil. Infantry fighting vehicles were also used against the Ukrainian Marines near Vodiane and Shyrokyne. Moreover, enemy snipers were working near Novotroyitske.

”In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire from 122mm artillery systems, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, armored personnel carriers and anti-tank grenade launchers on our fortified positions near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. The enemy used 82mm mortars near the village of Zhovte, as well as grenade launchers of various systems against our positions near the village of Krymske and the town of Popasna. In addition, the defenders of the village of Novozvanivka came under fire from heavy machine guns and armored personnel carriers,” the press service said.


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