: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked in Donbas 62 times in last day, one Ukrainian soldier killed, 4 wounded in action

Russian Militants shell Ukrainian troop from mortar launchers and armor in all sectors, and used artillery in Luhansk and Donetsk sectors, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector Russian militants used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka,. Russian militants were active in the evening there, conducting massive shooting attacks. Rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were used to attack Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Hnutove, Hranitne, Vodiane, Novohryhorivka, Shyrokyne, and Talakivka. Russian militants launched over 130 mortar shells at Ukrainian positions. One hostile bomb exploded near a five-storey building in Krasnohorivka, resulting in a local resident’s fragmentation injury.

In the Luhansk sector Russian militants violated ceasefire 16 times. They used banned 122mm artillery systems to shell the village of Troyitske. Shooting attacks took place along the entire frontline except for the Bakhmut road. The villages of Novozvanivka and Troyitske, came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars grenade launchers of various systems. Infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns were used in the village of Krymske. Russian militants were shelling Ukrainian positions in Stanytsia Luhanska during four hours using armored personnel carrier weapons, small arms and various grenade launchers.

In the Donetsk sector, Russian militants resorted to 120mm and 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve, Novhorodske and Troyitske. They used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms to fire on the towns of Avdiyivka and Zalizne, and the villages of Maiorsk, Sieverne, Novoselivka Druha, Verkhniotoretske and Zaitseve. A sniper was shooting at Ukrainian troops in Opytne. Additionally, Avdiyivka was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action, one got injuries. One soldier was killed. Russian militants used small arms in the morning in the vicinity of the Donetsk airport. Russian militants used heavy arms in 5 incidents.

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