Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 52 attacks in Donbas in past day
Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded amid 52 enemy attacks in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the past day.
"Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action, another two sustained combat-related injuries," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook on Friday morning.
"The occupation forces used 120mm mortars, which are banned by the Minsk agreements, as well as cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms to attack the defenders of the village of Novotroitske in the Donetsk sector," the HQ said.
Also 120mm and 82mm mortars and large-caliber machine guns were used to fire at Ukrainian positions near the village of Lebedynske, while 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Pisky, the town of Krasnohorivka and Butivka coal mine.
The enemy repeatedly resorted to grenade launchers of various systems and small arms outside the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka and the villages of Vodiane and Kamianka.
"The defenders of Butivka coal mine were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. [The enemy opened] fire from large-caliber machine guns at the defenders of the villages of Nevelske, Talakivka and Opytne, from small arms at those who are defending the villages of Lomakyne, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Pyshchevyk, and Opytne. Areas outside the village of Novomykhailivka and the town of Maryinka were under sniper fire," the HQ said.
"In the Luhansk sector, the occupation forces used proscribed 120mm mortars, heavy machine guns and anti-tank rifles to shell our fortifications near the village of Zaitseve," it said.
The enemy used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, machine guns and small arms, to open fire at the defenders of the town of Zolote.