Ukraine reports 3 WIA's amid 94 enemy attacks in last day

09:47, 24 March 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 94 times in the past 24 hours with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Donetsk sector, Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine were attacked most, the enemy used heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, and 82mm and 120mm mortars. Ukrainian troops in the village of Zaitseve came under 122mm artillery fire. Additionally, a sniper was active near the village of Novhorodske.

Read alsoUkraine reports 84 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 1 WIA in last dayThe village of Shyrokyne remains the epicenter of hostilities in the Mariupol sector. The Ukrainian Marines' positions came under fire from grenade launchers, an anti-aircraft gun, 120mm mortars, tank guns and Grad MLR systems. The occupiers also opened fire from a tank, and 120mm and 82mm mortars on the defenders of the town of Maryinka. Furthermore, the Russian occupation forces shelled 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery systems near the town of Krasnohorivka, while heavy machine guns and grenade launchers were used near the villages of Vodiane and Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired 120mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka, as well as grenade launchers of various systems and machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Popasna, and the villages of Krymske and Novotoshkivske.

The ATO forces repeatedly fired back to deter enemy attacks.

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