Escalation in Donbas: 106 enemy attacks, 6 WIA in last day

10:00, 15 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 106 times in the past 24 hours, with six Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Vodiane, Pavlopil and Hnutove came under enemy mortar fire. Militants opened fire from a tank in the town of Maryinka, as well as infantry fighting vehicles -- in the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Berezove. Additionally, snipers were active near the villages of Hnutove, Novomykhailivka and Shyrokyne.

Read alsoFighting "non-stop": Def. Ministry on escalation in DonbasIn the Donetsk sector, the situation was tense near the town of Avdiyivka, where the Russian mercenaries were intensively firing machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, mortars, and tank shells on the Ukrainian fortified positions. The occupiers also shelled grenade launchers and mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Zaitseve, Opytne, Luhanske, Troyitske, Kamianka and Butivka coal mine, as well as 122mm artillery systems near Luhanske.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske. Moreover, enemy snipers were active near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Zhovte and Novozvanivka.

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