Ukrainian soldier killed in attack on Avdiyivka on Tuesday

20:49, 25 April 2017
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One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in an attack on positions of a mechanized brigade near the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.

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"The enemy used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms in that direction," the ATO HQ said on Tuesday, April 25.

In its further update the ATO HQ also reported about a wounded Ukrainian soldier, however, giving no further details where it happened.

Read alsoATO HQ: One Ukrainian soldier killed in action near AvdiyivkaAs UNIAN reported earlier, one Ukrainian soldier was killed in action near Avdiyivka on Sunday, April 23.

Since the beginning of Tuesday, the enemy has attacked Ukrainian troops 23 times.

Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector came under fire from 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers. ATO forces near the Butivka coal mine came under 82mm mortar fire, while large-caliber machine guns were fired on the defenders of the villages of Kamyanka and Novhorodske. Enemy snipers were active near Avdiyivka.

The largest number of attacks was recorded in the Mariupol sector. The occupiers used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms to fire on the Ukrainian Marines near the village of Vodiane. Grenades of various systems were used to attack the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske, while heavy machine guns were fired on the defenders of Hnutove. Small arms were fired on Ukrainian troops stationed near the village of Talakivka. An enemy sniper was active near the village of Novotroyitske.

Russia's hybrid military forces used automatic grenade launchers to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Zhovte in the Luhansk sector, small arms were used to fire on troops stationed near the village of Valuyske.

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