ATO HQ reports 91 enemy attacks, 4 WIA in Donbas in last day

10:40, 16 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 91 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired all types of weapons, including heavy mortars and tank shells on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The enemy shelled 120mm mortars on Butivka coal mine, and the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Kamianka and Troyitske. The villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve came under fire from grenade launchers of various systems, infantry fighting vehicles and mortars. The militants also used 82mm mortars in the village of Maiorsk, as well as infantry fighting vehicles in the village of Pisky. Additionally, the occupiers fired grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novhorodske and Opytne. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, the enemy carried out provocative shelling from 152mm artillery systems toward the village of Klischiivka, which is on the Bakhmutka highway and is not on the contact line.

Read alsoUkraine reports eight wounded soldiers, one injured civilian in Donbas on Monday"In the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire from machine guns, infantry fighting vehicles and anti-aircraft guns on the Ukrainian positons near the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane. Furthermore, they used 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery systems near the village of Pavlopil," the report says.

The occupiers opened fire from machine guns and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns near the villages of Hnutove and Taramchuk, as well as from infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Novohryhorivka. Furthermore, they used heavy machine guns near the town of Maryinka, and 82mm mortars and grenade launchers in the town of Krasnohorivka.

In the Luhansk sector, the shelling was conducted from grenade launchers of various systems and 82mm and 120mm mortars near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Krymske. The invaders fired 82mm mortars near the village of Orikhove, and automatic grenade launchers near the village of Lobacheve. Moreover, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Valuiske came under fire from small arms.

In addition, around midnight, the enemy tried to attack the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka, using 122mm artillery systems.

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