Ukraine reports 5 WIA's amid 43 enemy attacks in last day

11:34, 08 April 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 43 times in the past 24 hours with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The largest number of violations was recorded near the port city of Mariupol. In particular, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack the defenders of the village of Novohryhorivka, as well as 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and a sniper fire near the town of Krasnohorivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka came under fire from 82mm mortars and small arms. The militants also fired anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Berezove. Additionally, heavy machine guns were used near the village of Chermalyk, as well as infantry fighting vehicles and a sniper fire against the defenders of the village of Novotroyitske. Moreover, the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Hnutove and Talakivka came under fire from small arms.

Read alsoU.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – mediaIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems toward the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Verkhniotoretske. The enemy also used heavy machine guns and small arms to shell the Ukrainian positions near the village of Kamianka. Furthermore, the enemy used anti-tank grenade launchers against the defenders of the villages of Pisky and Zaitseve, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Opytne.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired grenade launchers on the defenders of the villages of Katerynivka and Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as heavy machine guns near the village of Krymske.

Despite armed provocations, the Ukrainian army strictly observed the ceasefire and did not fire back.

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