ATO HQ: Militants attack Ukraine 27 times Jan 9, 2 WIA

20:12, 09 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 27 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Monday, January 9, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers shelled 82mm mortars on the village of Vodiane, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Chermalyk and Pavlopil. The enemy also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles on Shyrokyne, the ATO HQ said in an evening update.

Read alsoUkraine reports 5 WIA in past 24 hoursIn the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired mortars of various calibers on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Luhanske, and rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns on Avdiyivka and the village of Opytne.

In the Luhansk sector, the militants used Grad multiple rocket missile systems near the village of Syze. They also repeatedly fired mortars on the village of Troyitske, as well as anti-tank guided missile systems on the village of Novozvanivka. Additionally, a sniper was active in Troyitske.

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