Russian proxies attack Ukraine 39 times in last day, 2 WIA

09:47, 04 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 39 times in the past 24 hours, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


"In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired mortars on the village of Shyrokyne. They repeatedly opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles and rocket-propelled grenades on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Pavlopil and Vodiane. Enemy snipers were also active in the villages of Shyrokyne and Talakivka," the report says.

Read alsoUkraine Def. Minister reveals number of Russian military grouping, hardware in DonbasIn the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms in the village of Novozvanivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars on the village of Luhanske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Maiorsk, Zaitseve, Luhanske and Pisky, the headquarters said.

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