ATO HQ: 10 WIA's, 1 KIA amid 110 attacks on Ukraine in Donbas in last day

10:30, 05 March 2017
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Ten Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), another one was killed in action (KIA) in Donbas in the last day, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.

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The total number of attacks on Ukrainian positions over the period under review was 110, the ATO HQ said.

Read alsoUkraine reports 115 enemy attacks, 2 WIA in last dayThe occupiers in the Mariupol sector used proscribed 122mm artillery systems and mortars of various calibers to shell the villages of Bohdanivka, Novotroyitske, Vodiane, and the town of Maryinka. Further, they used small arms and grenade launchers to fire on the villages of Hnutove, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne.

The villages of Talakivka, Novotroyitske, Vodiane, Lebedynske and the town of Maryinka were under sniper fire. What is more, Vodiane and Shyrokyne were attacked by enemy infantry fighting vehicles.

Russia's hybrid military forces continue using heavy weapons, namely 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, which are banned under the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas.

Read alsoUkraine's defense ministry names three reasons for escalation in Donbas"The villages of Kalynove-Popasna, Novozvanivka and Troyitske in the Luhansk sector were attacked with the use of 152mm artillery systems, while 122mm artillery systems and mortars of various calibers shelled the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Krymske, Orikhove, Katerynivka, Troyitske, and Novozvanivka, and the town of Popasna. Antitank guided missile launchers were repeatedly used to shell our positions near the village of Krymske. They fired grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns on the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, which is an area of disengagement. Stanytsia Luhanska and the village of Valuyske also came under sniper fire," it said.

Tanks and mortars of various calibers were repeatedly used in the Donetsk sector to shell the town of Avdiyivka, Butivka coal mine, the villages of Pisky, Opytne, Verkhniotoretske, Zaitseve, Kamyanka, and Luhansk. Grenade launchers and small arms were used to fire on Zaitseve and Troyitske. What is more, Zaitseve and Opytne were under sniper fire.

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