Donbas militants attack Ukraine 114 times, 4 KIA, 17 WIA in last day

10:00, 03 February 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 114 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and 17 wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military forces fired from Grad multiple rocket launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Pisky, Kamianka and Opytne. Here, the militants repeatedly used tanks, mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms during the day.

The villages of Hranitne and Luhanske were attacked with the use of 122mm artillery systems. Additionally, the enemy fired mortars of different calibers on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Luhanske, Novhorodske, Troyitske, Verkhniotoretske, Vodiane and Pisky.

Read alsoNew attack on Avdiyivka: School, heating points under fire; 2 killed, 1 wounded – ZhebrivskyIn the Mariupol sector, the occupiers shelled Grads on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Shyrokyne, Novohryhorivka and Starohnatіvka. They also fired 122mm artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars on the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Bohdanivka, Hranitne, Shyrokyne, Opytne and Chermalyk. The militants fired rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft guns and small arms on the villages of Berezove, Pavlopil, Hnutove and Vodiane. Furthermore, Chermalyk was attacked with the use of anti-tank systems. Enemy snipers were also active near Maryinka and Pavlopil.

In the Luhansk sector, Russian-backed militants opened fire from 152mm artillery systems on the village of Novozvanivka, mortars on the villages of Krymske and Syze, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

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