: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 63 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed


Russian militants shoot at Ukrainian positions in Luhansk sector from Grad MRLS. Two Ukrainian troops reported as killed in action (KIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the militants used banned 152mm artillery systems, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, rocket-propelled grenades and small arm. Main hostilities continue in Krasnohorivka-Mariinka and Pavlopil-Shyrokyne frontline sections. What is more, banned 122mm artillery systems were used to shell the village of Talakivka. Russian militants used mortars of various calibers to attack the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Lebedynske, Talakivka, and Vodiane. They also fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Novohryhorivka, Hnutove and Pavlopil. Additionally, a sniper was active in the villages of Novotroyitske and Lebedynske. In total, 32 Russian militants’ attacks took place in the Mariupol sector yesterday, and 16 involved use of heavy armor. Over 170 mortar shells, about 40 artillery bombs and around 20 tank shells were launched at Ukrainian positions.


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In the Luhansk sector, Russian militants attacked the village of Novozvanivka and lobbed 20 shells onto the Ukrainian positions there using Grad multiple rocket missile systems. The militants also used banned 122mm artillery systems there. The town of Popasna and the villages of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Novozvanivka, Vodiane and Novo-Oleksandrivka came under 120mm and 82mm mortar fire. Russian militants used cannon artillery – Gvozdika self-propelled mounts. The number of launched mortar shells exceeded 160. In total, 23 shooting attacks took place in the Luhansk sector in the last 24 hours, and heavy armor was used in 17 cases.

In the Donetsk sector, Russian militants used mortars of various calibers, firing on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Zaitseve. Furthermore, the militants opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novhorodske and Kamianka a. Russian militants were massively using heavy armor – 82-mm and 120-mm mortars. They launched over 80 mortar shells at Ukrainian positions. In total, Russian militants conducted 8 shooting attacks in the Donetsk sector yesterday, and 4 of them involved use of heavy armor.


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