Escalation in Donbas: Ukraine reports 52 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 5 WIAs in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 52 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another five as wounded in action (WIA).
"In the Luhansk sector, militants fired proscribed 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, 82mm mortars and grenade launchers at the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook Tuesday morning.
"Besides, the aggressor employed infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske, grenade launchers near the village of Krymske, and heavy machine guns near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novoluhanske," the report says.
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The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms at the defenders of the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, the Butivka coal mine, and the villages of Vodiane, Verkhniotoretske, Hnutove, Kamianka, Novotroyitske and Shyrokyne," the press center said.
The militants also used armored personnel carriers against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles near the villages of Talakivka and Hnutove, heavy machine guns near Maryinka, and the villages of Lebedynske, Talakivka, Pyschevyk and Pavlopil.
Moreover, the defenders of the villages of Nevelske, Opytne, Lebedynske, Hnutove and Talakivka were fired upon from small arms. An enemy sniper was also active in the area of Shyrokyne.