: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine reports 77 Russian attacks: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours


Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 77 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and eight as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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”In the Mariupol sector, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novotroyitske, as well as 122mm artillery systems and 120mm mortars near the village of Vodiane. The militants also used mortars near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and machine guns near the village of Hnutove, small arms and infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Shyrokyne,” the headquarters said.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers shelled 122mm artillery systems and mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Troyitske. The defenders of the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine came under fire from mortars, 122mm artillery systems and tank shells.

”The Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Kamianka, as well as tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and 82mm mortars near the villages of Zaitseve and Nevelske. Additionally, the enemy used infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Luhanske, and 82mm mortars near the village of Pisky,” the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske came under fire from 120mm mortars. Furthermore, the invaders fired 82mm mortars near the village of Lobacheve, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and small arms near the village of Novozvanivka, as well as mortars and heavy machine guns near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.


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