: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked Ukraine 24 times in last day: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded


Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 24 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Novohryhorivka, as well as mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Pavlopil. The militants also fired grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka and Shyrokyne. Furthermore, fire from infantry fighting vehicles was also recorded near Talakivka.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia`s hybrid military forces opened fire from grenade launchers on the town of Zolote, and the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka and Stanytsia Luhanska. Additionally, a sniper was active near Stanytsia Luhanska.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers repeatedly fired 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Luhanske and Novhorodske.

2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 11 wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman.

”There were 11 wounded in action (WIA) as a result of militant artillery and mortar shelling at Svitlodarska Duha,” Defense Ministry speaker for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, December 22, a UNIAN correspondent reported.

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