: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked in Donbas 49 times in last day, one Ukrainian killed in action, three wounded.

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 49 times in last day in the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian troop killed in action, 3 troops wounded.

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In the Mariupol sector, Russian militants fired mortars on the villages of Talakivka and Vodiane. Grenade launchers of various calibers were used to shell the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne. Russian militants used small arms in the villages of Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, and Novotroyitske. A sniper was also active in Novotroyitske. Shyrokyne was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Russian militants’ subversive reconnaissance group attacked Ukrainian troops near Taramchuk. Due to well-coordinated actions the attack was repelled in a few minutes.

In the Luhansk sector Popasna area remains the key hotspot. Russian militants used mortars and anti-tank missile systems to shell the village of Novozvanivka, as well as rocket-propelled grenades were used to attack the village of Troyitske. Russian militants violated the ceasefire 2 times in Stanytsia Luhanska late at night. In total, Russian militants violated the ceasefire 7 times in the Luhansk sector yesterday.

In the Donetsk sector Svitlodarsk bulge, Horlivka perimeter and Donetsk airport area were the main places of hostilities. Russian militants opened fire from mortars of different calibers on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Kruta Balka, Opytne, Luhanske, and Zaitseve. Furthermore, an enemy infantry fighting vehicle attacked Opytne. Russian militants violated ceasefire 12 times in the Donetsk sector. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action, one got injuries. One soldier was killed.

See also: Russian members of OSCE in Donbas are GRU or FSB officers – Ukrainian Major General


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