Ukraine reports 1 WIA after 54 attacks in last day

10:08, 23 February 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 54 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier 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 occupiers fired portable Grad rocket launchers, 122mm artillery systems and mortars of various calibers on the village of Vodiane. Mortars were also used to attack the villages of Lebedynske and Shyrokyne. Moreover, the enemy used heavy machine guns and small arms to fire on the villages of Hnutove, Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil," the report says.

Read alsoUkraine reports almost 60 attacks in Donbas, one wounded in last dayThe villages of Luhanske, Troyitske and Zaitseve in the Donetsk sector came under mortar fire. What is more, the Russian occupation forces used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms to shell the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Opytne, Pisky, Zaitseve and Luhanske. Additionally, enemy infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack Luhanske.

"In the Luhansk sector, the invaders used 120mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades to shell the village of Novozvanivka," the headquarters said.

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