ATO HQ: 49 militant attacks, 1 KIA, 3 WIA in last day

10:00, 16 February 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 49 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and three wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired mortars and shot from infantry fighting vehicles at the village of Vodiane.

"The enemy opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns and small arms on the villages of Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Vodiane and Pavlopil. A sniper was active in the village of Novotroyitske," the report says.

Read alsoUkraine reports 67 militant attacks, 1 WIA in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Opytne and Novoselivka Druha, as well as rocket-propelled grenades on the villages of Zaitseve and Pisky.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers shelled the villages of Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka from mortars and grenade launchers. Additionally, a sniper was active near the village of Lobacheve.

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