Ukraine reports 46 attacks, 5 WIA's in Donbas in last day

10:07, 10 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 46 times in the past 24 hours with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The occupiers in the Mariupol sector fired 82mm mortars on the village of Vodiane, while rocket-propelled grenades were used along with small arms to shell the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, and Hnutove. In addition, the enemy used an infantry fighting vehicle to attack Shyrokyne.

Read alsoATO HQ: Militants attack Ukraine 27 times Jan 9, 2 WIAThe town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Zaitseve and Luhanske in the Donetsk sector came under mortar fire, while rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns were used to shell the towns of Krasnohorivka and Avdiyivka, and the village of Opytne. Further, the village of Luhanske was attacked by an infantry fighting vehicle.

Russia's hybrid military force used banned Grad multiple rocket launchers near the village of Syze in the Luhansk sector. They also repeatedly fired mortars on the village of Troyitske, and grenade launchers on the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka. What is more, anti-tank guided missiles were lobbed into Novozvanivka, while a sniper was active in Troyitske.

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