Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas massively using heavy weapons in the past 24 hour, 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded

Russian troops launched 62 attacks on Ukrainian territories in Donbas over the past day. 2 Ukrainian troops reported as killed in actions, 2 wounded in action (WIA), 2 sustained blast injury, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the largest number of Russian troops’ attacks took place in Pavlopil and Vodiane. Russian troops used mortars of different calibers to shell Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). Russian troops violated the ceasefire in the Mariupol sector 31 times, using heavy armor 5 times.

In the Donetsk sector, Kamianka – Avdiivka – Butovka coalmine remained the epicenter of Russian troops’ attacks yesterday. Russian troops fired at Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk), and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), using 120mm and 82mm mortars. As a result of the Russian troops’ shooting attacks, Avdiivka has been cut off electricity for 4 days; water is supplied according to schedule. Ukrainian positions also came under Russian troops’ grenade launcher and small arms fire in Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk). Russian troops violated ceasefire at the Svitlodarsk bulge, south of Horlivka and in the Donetsk airport. Heavy armor was also used there. In total, 23 Russian troops’ attacks took place in the Donetsk sector yesterday, mortars and tanks were used in 12 of them. Over 200 mortar shells and 80 tanks projectiles were launched at Ukrainian positions by Russian troops.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian troops used 120mm mortars to fire at Popasna (90 km north-west of Luhansk) and Orikhove (75km north of Luhansk). In the attack on Lobacheve Russian troops involved use of mortar launchers. Russian troops in the Luhansk sector attacked Ukrainian positions 8 times, using mortars 4 times. In total, Russian troops launched 25 mortar shells at Ukrainian positions.

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