Ukraine reports 2 WIAs amid 65 enemy attacks in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 65 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
"The Mariupol sector remains the center of fire confrontation. The enemy used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns against our soldiers near the village of Vodiane," the press service said.
The defenders of the village of Shyrokyne came under fire from 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers and small arms.
"The Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars and small arms on the Ukrainian Marines near the village of Hnutove, as well as 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Talakivka. The militants also shelled grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil, and the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka. In addition, heavy machine guns were used against our defenders near Maryinka, and the villages of Chermalyk and Hranitne. Furthermore, the enemy fired small arms on the defenders of the village of Starohnativka. Snipers were also active near the villages of Vodiane, Talakivka, Pavlopil and Novotroyitske," the headquarters said.
Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 - Ukraine’s humanitarian envoyIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed militants opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The defenders of the village of Luhanske came under 82mm mortar fire.
"The invaders opened fire from an anti-tank missile system, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and infantry fighting vehicles on the defenders of the village of Opytne. Grenade launchers of various systems were used near the village of Nevelske, while ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack the Ukrainian positions near the village of Kamianka. Moreover, the enemy fired small arms and heavy machine guns on the defenders of Butivka coal mine," the report says.
In the Luhansk sector, the militants shelled grenade launchers of various systems on the defenders of the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Katerynivka.