Ukraine reports almost 90 attacks in Donbas, 3 WIA's in last day

10:56, 08 February 2017

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 89 times in the past 24 hours with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


"In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces used 152mm and 122mm artillery systems to shell the village of Luhanske. Mortars of various calibers, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were used to fire on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Opytne, Troyitske, Kamianka, Pisky, Pivdenne, Luhanske, Nevelske, Zaitseve, Verkhniotoretske, and Novhorodske. Our positions near Avdiyivka were also attacked by a tank. Further, Luhanske and Verkhniotoretske were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)," the report says.

Read alsoMilitants attack Ukraine positions 29 times in past day – ATO press serviceEnemy troops in the Mariupol sector used artillery systems and mortars to shell the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Chermalyk, and Hnutove. They also fired mortars on the village of Novotroyitske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, and Berezove. Enemy IFVs attacked Pavlopil. Maryinka was under sniper fire.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers opened fire on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske, using banned 122mm artillery systems. They also used mortars to shell the town of Popasna, and the villages of Troyitske, Krymske and Novozvanivka. Rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to fire on the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. The village of Novotoshkivske was attacked by IFVs.


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