Ukraine reports 32 militant attacks, two non-combat casualties near Maryinka in Donbas

09:00, 03 January 2017
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Over the past day the invaders continued to fire at Ukrainian positions in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in all directions, the Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported Tuesday, adding that two military servicemen were killed and another two got wounded near the village of Maryinka as a result of weapon mishandling.

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"Militants fired 120mm mortars and weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles on Shyrokine. 82mm mortars were fired on Shyrokine and Vodiane. Grenade launchers and small arms - on Pavlopil, Shyrokine, Maryinka, Hnutove and Lebedynske," reads the statement.

Sniper was active near Hnutove, while anti-tank missiles were used by militants near Talakivka.

In the direction of Luhansk, the Russian occupation forces fired grenade launchers and small arms on Novozvanivkf, Lobacheve and Stanytsia Luhanska.

In the Donetsk direction - Luhanske, Severne, Avdiyivka, Troitske, and Zaitseve were shelled.

A total of 32 militant attacks were recorded over the past day.

"January 2, 2017 as a result of a violation of the rules for handling weapons, two soldiers were killed and another two were wounded in one of the military bases in the zone of the ATO near Maryinka," reads the statement.

It is noted that the authorities have launched an investigation into the deadly incident.

Read alsoUkraine reports 3 WIA, 38 attacks on its positions in Donbas over past 24 hrsAs UNIAN reported earlier, over the past day, four Ukrainian troops were wounded in the ATO zone.

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