Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 1 WIA in last day

09:27, 23 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 84 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and one 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 situation was most tense near the village of Shyrokyne where the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. Additionally, the militants used 122mm artillery systems and Grad MLR systems to shell the Ukrainian Marines' fortified positions near the village of Vodiane.

The occupiers used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the villages of Pavlopil, Lebedynske, Hnutove, and Chermalyk, while the Ukrainian positions in the town of Maryinka came under sniper fire.

Read alsoUkraine reports 1 WIA amid 76 enemy attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the "hottest" situation was in the town of Avdiyivka whose defenders were attacked by the Russian occupation forces with mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and anti-tank missile systems. The enemy also launched heavy 152mm artillery barrages against Ukrainian troops' positions near the village of Zaitseve. Moreover, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to fire on the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the villages of Luhanske, Troyitske, and Verkhniotoretske.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns to attack the defenders of the village of Novozvanivka. The enemy also fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske, as well as grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

Given the situation, the Ukrainian military was forced to fire back.

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