Russian militants attacked Ukraine in all sectors 42 times in last day, massively used artillery and mortars

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 42 times in the past 24 hours, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action.

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In Mariupol sector Russian militants used artillery and mortar launchers of different calibers on the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Hnutove, Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil. Additionally, enemy snipers were active in Shyrokyne and Talakivka.

Russian militants made 25 attacks at Ukrainian positions on the south outskirts and used the all kinds of weapons, except for rocket artillery and tanks. 50 mortar bombs and 25 artillery shells were launched at our positions in this area. The most intense attacks involving use of heavy arms took place in Vodiane and Shyrokyne, starting with the darkness and continued over two hours with breaks in between.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used grenade launchers on the villages of Krymske, Stanytsia Luhanska, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka. Russian militants were shelling Novotoshkivske at the Bakhmut road for an hour using automatic grenade launchers. Two troops were injured in grenade shelling of Ukrainian positions near Novotoshkivske.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia’s hybrid military force conducted six attacks, shelled mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske and the town of Avdiyivka. Heavy arms were used only once, launching three mortar shells at Ukrainian troops at the Svitlodarsk bulge.

See also: “Liquidate Ukraine… main part should go to Russia, 5 western regions – to Poland” – former official of Russian Presidential Administration

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