ATO HQ: Occupiers in Donbas use Grads, IFVs, 1 WIA in last day

10:09, 26 January 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 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 used banned 122mm artillery systems, and 120mm and 82mm mortars to attack the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Zhovte, Berezove, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne.

"The occupiers attacked Krasnohorivka, using Grad multiple rocket missile systems. They also fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, and Novotroyitske. Snipers were active in Novotroyitske and Maryinka. Additionally, Shyrokyne was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)," the report says.

Read alsoUkraine Def. Ministry: Russia may use 10,500 troops to back forces in DonbasIn the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military force used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the villages of Troyitske and Novozvanivka, while rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms were fired on the villages of Orikhove, Zhovte, and Novozvanivka.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Zaitseve and Troyitske. Further, Avdiyivka, and the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve came under fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.

"One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action, two got injuries," the ATO HQ said.

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