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Night shelling in Donbas: Ukraine reports 4 WIA

Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas overnight, Ukrainian TSN news service has reported, citing its own sources.

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All wounded soldiers sustained fragmentation wounds and taken to hospitals. It is noted that their lives are not threatened.

According to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 40 times in the past 24 hours, including 24 in the Mariupol sector, three barrages in the Luhansk sector, and 13 in the Donetsk sector.

In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms on ATO forces in the villages of Hnutove, Vodiane and Hranitne, as well as anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and 82mm mortars near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the village of Pavlopil. They also fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne.

Russian proxies attack Ukraine forces 35 times in last day, Mariupol sector affected mostIn the Donetsk sector, the occupiers opened fire from machine guns on the defenders of the village of Luhanske. They fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near the village of Zaitseve. Additionally, they used 122mm cannon artillery systems against the Ukrainian soldiers in the town of Avdiyivka.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force used machine guns and 82mm mortars near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. In addition, enemy snipers and grenade throwers were active in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

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