: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Escalation in Eastern Ukraine: 117 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 2 killed, 2 wounded in last day

Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 117 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Vodiane and mortared the villages of Hnutove, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, and Vodiane. They also used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms firing on the town of Krasnohorivka and the villages of Talakivka, Pavlopil and Hnutove. A sniper was active near the villages of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske. Enemy infantry fighting vehicles were used to shell the town of Maryinka.

”In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from tanks on Butivka coal mine, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Novhorodske. The Russian militants also fired 152mm artillery systems on the villages of Luhanske and Troyitske, as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pisky, Zaitseve, Troyitske, Novoluhanske, Kamianka, Opytne, Novotoshkivske and Luhanske. Furthermore, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to fire on Avdiyivka and the villages of Zaitseve, Verkhniotoretske, Nevelske, Bohdanivka and Luhanske. Moreover, Luhanske was repeatedly attacked with infantry fighting vehicles,” the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy shelled the village of Krymske from 152mm artillery systems and fired mortar shells of various calibers on the town of Popasna and the villages of Orikhove, Novozvanivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Krymske. The villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from small arms. A sniper was active near the village of Zhovte. Enemy infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers were used to fire on Novozvanivka.

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