Ukrainian soldier killed by militant artillery fire in Donbas, another 9 wounded - ATO HQ

10:00, 02 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 118 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and nine as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from tanks, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) on the town of Avdiyivka, as well as mortars and rocket-propelled grenades on the villages of Nevelske, Luhanske, Novoselivka Druha, Zaitseve, Novhorodske, Pisky and Kamianka. Luhanske came under fire from IFVs, as well as a sniper fire. Additionally, anti-tank missile systems were used to shell the village of Troyitske.

Read alsoUkraine reports 2 KIA, 4 WIA in Donbas in last day"In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used tank shells, artillery systems and mortars in the town of Krasnohorivka. The militants also fired 122mm artillery systems on the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane, as well as mortars on the villages of Novotroyitske, Bohdanivka, Pavlopil and Chermalyk. Moreover, they used grenade launchers and small arms to fire on the villages of Pavlopil, Talakivka, Lebedynske, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. Shyrokyne, Novotroyitske and Vodiane, and the town of Maryinka came under fire from IFVs," the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired 152mm artillery systems and tank shells on the village of Troyitske, as well as 122mm artillery systems of the village of Krymske.

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