Escalation in Donbas: 60 militant attacks, 1 WIA in last day

10:40, 16 January 2017
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Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 60 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

In the Mariupol sector, the militants shelled 122mm artillery systems on the village of Hnutove, as well as mortars of various calibers on the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. They also used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms in Pavlopil, Hnutove, Shyrokyne and Krasnohorivka. Additionally, a sniper was active in Shyrokyne and the town of Maryinka.

Read alsoUkraine reports 60 attacks in Donbas in past day, with 1 KIA, 3 WIA'sIn the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on the villages of Novozvanivka and Troyitske. Novozvanivka was also attacked with the use of rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. Furthermore, the occupiers fired anti-tank missile systems on the town of Zolote, and the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used 152mm artillery systems in the town of Avdiyivka. The militants also fired mortars of various calibers on the villages of Novhorodske and Dolomitne, as well as rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms on Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve, Novhorodske and Verkhniotoretske.

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