Ukraine reports nine WIA's after 74 attacks in last day

10:02, 21 February 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 74 times in the past 24 hours with nine Ukrainian soldiers reported as 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 Russian occupation forces used proscribed 120mm mortars to shell the village of Novotroyitske. Heavy machine guns and small arms were used to fire on the villages of Chermalyk, Talakivka, Hnutove, Starohnativka, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne. Additionally, enemy snipers were active in the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Novotroyitske, and Hnutove.

Read alsoUkraine Def. Ministry: Soldier seriously wounded in Zaitseve dies"In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novoluhanske, Luhanske, Zaitseve, and Troyitske. Large-caliber machine guns and small arms were also used to fire on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pisky, Novoselivka, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, Luhanske, Zaitseve, and Zhovte. Furthermore, the enemy repeatedly used infantry fighting vehicles to attack the villages of Opytne and Luhanske. Snipers were working in Avdiyivka," the headquarters said.

In the Luhansk sector, Russia's hybrid military forces lobbed anti-tank missiles into the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. Moreover, they used mortars, grenade launchers, small arms and anti-tank missile systems to fire on the village of Novozvanivka. The villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Zhovte came under sniper fire.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a new truce in Donbas planned as of February 20 in keeping with last week's agreements in Minsk failed after the occupiers attacked Ukrainian positions in the early hours on the same day.

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