Ukraine reports 41 attacks in Donbas: Mortars, heavy machine guns, snipers

10:47, 23 January 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 41 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Lebedynske, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Chermalyk, Shyrokyne, and Vodiane. Enemy snipers were also active in the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the village of Novotryitske.

Read alsoATO HQ update: Four wounded in action, 24 attacks on Sunday"In the Luhansk sector, the militants used grenade launchers and small arms in the villages of Valuiske, Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka, and Stanytsia Luhanska," the report says.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia's military hybrid force used banned 120mm mortars to shell the village of Pisky. A sniper was also active there.

"The town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Novhorodske, Luhanske and Zaitseve were attacked with the use of rocket-propelled grenades and small arms," the press center said.

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