Ukraine reports 3 KIA's, 4 WIA's in Donbas on Feb 16

18:58, 16 February 2017
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Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and four were wounded in action (WIA) as Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian positions 35 times since the beginning of Thursday, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"In total, 35 attacks have been recorded. Unfortunately, three soldiers were killed and four were wounded," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

Russia's hybrid military forces used mortars of different calibers to shell the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Kamyanka, Pisky, Zaitseve, and Verkhniotoretske in the Donetsk sector. They used grenade launchers and small arms to fire on Kamyanka, Zaitseve, Pisky, and Avdiyivka. Zaitseve also came under sniper fire.

Read alsoATO HQ: 49 militant attacks, 1 KIA, 3 WIA in last dayThe village of Krymske in the Luhansk sector came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to fire on the villages of Lobacheve and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

Proscribed 120mm mortars were used to shell the village of Shyrokyne, which is close to the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to attack the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Novoselivka, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil and Hnutove. Shyrokyne was also attacked by enemy infantry fighting vehicles. What is more, anti-tank missiles were lobbed into the village of Bohdanivka.

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