Donbas militants attack Ukraine 115 times, 3 KIA, 7 WIA in last day

12:30, 04 February 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 115 times in the past 24 hours with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and seven wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk direction, the Russia's hybrid military forces fired from BM-21 Grad MLRS multiple rocket launchers on the village of Halytsynivka, from 152mm and 122mm artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars on the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske, and Zaitseve. The occupiers repeatedly used tanks when shelling Avdiyivka and the villages of Pisky, Kamianka and Luhanske. The enemy also opened fire from small arms on the village of Zaitseve.

Read alsoTwo Ukrainian soldiers killed, five wounded in Donbas on FridayIn the Mariupol direction, the militants used Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launchers as well as 152mm and 122mm artillery systems to shell the village of Talakivka. The towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, as well as the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske, Novotroyitske, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, and Chermalyk came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars. The enemy also fired from rocket-propelled grenades on the village of Hnutove, while a sniper was active near Pavlopil. Vodiane and Lebedynske were attacked by an infantry fighting vehicle, Chermalyk came under fire of assault antitank weapons, while Shyrokyne was attacked by an infantry fighting vehicle and a tank.

In the Luhansk direction, the occupiers used 152mm and 122 mm artillery systems as well as 120mm and 82 mortars to shell the town Popasna and the villages of Troyitske, Novooleksandrivka, and Novozvanivka. They fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Krymske and Katerynivka. The villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Valuyske came under fire from grenade launchers, while a sniper was active there as well. The militants also fired anti-aircraft guns on Troyitske.

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