: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 53 times in last 24 hours: 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded


Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 53 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and six 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 militants fired small arms, grenade launchers, and 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Luhanske. Grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were also used against ATO forces near the villages of Pisky, Novoluhanske and Novhorodske. The enemy also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles near the villages of Maiorsk and Verkhniotoretske.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation forces shelled automatic grenade launchers on the Ukrainian forces in the village of Novozvanivka late in the evening, as well as small arms near the village of Valuiske.

The largest number of militant attacks was recorded in the Mariupol sector. In particular, the occupiers repeatedly attacked the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Hnutove, Chermalyk and Pavlopil, using small arms, grenade launchers of various systems and infantry fighting vehicles. The militants also used the same types of weapons, as well as 82mm mortars, against the Ukrainian units near the town of Maryinka. Moreover, an enemy sniper was active near Maryinka and the village of Lebedynske.


See also: OSCE spots 6 Grad systems, 3 tanks near Russia-occupied Luhansk

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