Russian proxies attack Ukraine 52 times in last day, 1 WIA

09:42, 05 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 52 times in the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the militants repeatedly fired mortars of different calibers on the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Hnutove, Shyrokyne, Talakivka and Pavlopil. The occupiers also repeatedly used infantry fighting vehicles in Shyrokyne.

Read alsoMilitants fire on Ukraine positions 32 times in last day – ATO HQIn the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired 120mm mortars on the villages of Novozvanivka and Bohuslavske, and grenade launchers on the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 152mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Troyitske. They also shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars on Troyitske, and the villages of Zaitseve and Luhanske. Additionally, the militants repeatedly fired from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Luhanske and Kruta Balka.

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