Ukraine reports 78 militant attacks, 1 WIA in last day

10:07, 07 February 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 78 times in the past 24 hours with one wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector saw barrages from banned 152mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian positions there were also attacked by tanks. The villages of Troyitske, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, Luhanske, Opytne, and Zaitseve also came under mortar fire.

Read alsoUkraine reports 6 WIA's in past 24 hoursIn the Mariupol sector, the occupiers used banned 122mm artillery systems, grenade launchers and mortars of various calibers to shell the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Bohdanivka, Novohryhorivka, Lebedynske, Vodiane, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne. Furthermore, they used tanks to attack Shyrokyne, while infantry fighting vehicles attacked Maryinka. What is more, heavy machine guns were used to fire on the village of Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupation forces repeatedly fired banned 122mm artillery systems on the village of Krymske, as well as mortars and grenades on Krymske and the village of Zhovte. Additionally, the village of Novozvanivka was attacked by a tank.

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

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