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Ukraine reports 97 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 4 WIA in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 97 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and four 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 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pavlopil, as well as small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers near the villages of Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Vodiane and Chermalyk. In addition, the enemy used an 82mm mortar near the town of Maryinka.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Svitlodarsk, and the villages of Opytne, Zaitseve and Novhorodske. The militants also fired from a tank and 120mm mortars near Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine. The outskirts of the village of Verkhniotoretske and Butivka coal mine came under 120mm mortar fire. Additionally, the enemy fired grenade launchers and machine guns on the village of Pisky, as well as 82mm mortars -- on the village of Kamianka. The situation was tense near the village of Luhanske where the occupiers shelled Ukaine positions from grenade launchers, mortars, and 152mm artillery systems.

Fighting "non-stop": Def. Ministry on escalation in DonbasIn the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed militants fired grenade launchers of various systems, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars, on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske and the town of Popasna. Furthermore, the enemy shelled automatic grenade launchers in the vicinity of the village of Triokhizbenka, small arms and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka, and small arms near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

The ATO forces returned fire to de-intensify enemy attacks.

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