Stand-off in Prymorske direction, 4 Ukrainian WIAs in past 24 hours in Donbas
The militants increased the number of shellings to 59 over the past day, targeting positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the press center of the Anto-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reports.
Over the past day, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action, according to the report.
The Primorske direction remains the epicenter of hostilities. The enemy mortared Ukrainian marines stationed in Shyrokine with 120mm and 82mm shells, also using large-caliber machine guns. In Vodiane, 82mm shells landed from mortars and automatic grenade launchers. 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were fired at the defenders of Maryinka.
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On the Donetsk line, the enemy opened fire from APCs, 120mm and 82mm mortars at the defenders of Verkhnetoretske. 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and IFV-installed arms fired at Ukrainian strongpoints in the area of Pisky.
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Anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms were fired at Ukrianian troops near Novhorodske and Luhanske. In the areas of Pisky, Zaitseve and Troyitske, the enemy snipers were active.
On the Luhansk line, the enemy fired automatic grenade launchers on Ukrainian positions near Novo-Oleksandrivka, and small arms – on strong points near Donets.
As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 43 shellings of Ukrainian positions in the previous day. Five troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded.