Ukraine reports 5 WIAs amid 45 enemy attacks in last day

11:40, 12 April 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 45 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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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 82mm mortars, Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the town of Maryinka. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Vodiane came under fire from grenade launchers, armored vehicles, and heavy machine guns. The defenders of the village of Novotroyitske were provoked by "harassing" fire from anti-tank grenade launchers. The occupiers also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian Marines near the village of Shyrokyne as well as an armored personnel carrier near the village of Pavlopil.

The Russian occupation forces used heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Berezove. Additionally, enemy snipers were active near Vodiane and Novotroyitske, and the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

Read alsoUkraine reports 2 WIAs amid 44 enemy attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the invaders fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian soldiers near the village of Opytne. The defenders of the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and heavy machine guns. The militants used 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers against the Ukrainian military near the village of Verkhniotoretske, as well as a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and infantry fighting vehicles in the village of Luhanske. Moreover, the enemy shelled grenade launchers of various types and heavy machine guns toward the defenders of the villages of Zaitseve and Pisky, as well as heavy machine guns near the village of Kamianka. Furthermore, infantry fighting vehicles were used near Pisky.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed militants opened fire from 120mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske, armored personnel carriers and grenade launchers near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as grenade launchers of various types on the defenders of the village of Katerynivka.

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