Donbas sees escalation amid 94 militant attacks, 5 WIA's in last day

11:21, 06 February 2017

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 94 times in the past 24 hours with five wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, Russia's hybrid military forces used banned 152mm and 122mm artillery systems to shell the villages of Berdianske, Lebedynske and Talakivka. The towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, and Hnutove came under mortar fire. They also used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms to fire on Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Lebedynske and Novotroyitske. Snipers were active in Hnutove and Pavlopil. Additionally, Shyrokyne and Krasnohorivka were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles and tanks.

Read alsoDonbas war: Offensive against Ukraine near Avdiyivka on Saturday successfully repelledIn the Luhansk sector, the occupiers shelled mortars on the town of Popasna, and the villages of Katerynivka and Novozvanivka, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Troyitske. Furthermore, the villages of Krymske and Zhovte were under sniper fire.

In the Donetsk sector, enemy troops repeatedly opened fire from tanks, 120mm and 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pisky, Kamianka, Zaitseve, Opytne, Novhorodske, Zalizne, and Luhanske. Nevelske was under sniper fire, and Luhanske was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles.

"Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action, one got injuries," the ATO HQ said.


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