ATO HQ reports 5 WIAs in Donbas over past 24 hours

11:40, 06 May 2017
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Russian-occupation troops continue their armed provocations against the Ukrainian government forces as 63 shellings of Ukraine’s positions were recorded in the last day, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Staff wrote on Facebook.

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Over the past day, five ATO troops were wounded in action, according to the report.

In the Prymorske direction, the enemy shelled Ukrainian strong points near Pavlopil from 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns.

Read alsoDonbas militants attack Ukrainian, Russian JCCC officers"The enemy used 120 mm mortars, machine guns of large calibers, and small arms against positions near Hnutove, and 82mm mortars, IFV-installed weapons, anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms – against the strong points near Maryinka. The enemy fired 82mm mortars, IFV-installed weapons, anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms on the defenders of Vodiane, as well as IFV-installed weapons, grenade launchers of various types, and large-caliber machine guns – on the defenders of Krasnohorivka," the press center reported.

Also the positions of the ATO forces outside Shyrokine and Bohdanivka were covered with the enemy small-arms fire, while the strong points near Novohryhoryivka were fired upon from heavy machine guns. The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms on positions near Novotroyitske and Lebedynske. In the area of Vodiane, enemy snipers were active.

Read alsoUkraine reports 58 enemy attacks, 10 WIAs in last dayOn the Donetsk line, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions from 120mm mortars, IFV-installed weapons, grenade launchers of various types, as well as fired large-caliber machine guns the positions near Verkhniotoretske, while 82mm mortars hit strongpoints near Luhanske. 120mm and 82mm mortars, IFV-installed weapons, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun, grenade launchers and machine guns were used by the enemy in the attacks on positions near Pisky.

"The enemy fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms at the defenders of Avdiyivka, and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and large-caliber machine guns – on the defenders of Troyitske. Zaitseve’s defenders were fired upon from IFV-installed arms, anti-tank grenade launchers, and small arms. Positions outside Kamenka were attacked from grenade launchers of various types and large-caliber machine guns," the headquarters noted.

The report also said the enemy used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms firing at the positions near Krymske, and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns – at strongpoints near Novozvanivka. The enemy also fired 82millimeter mortars, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns at the defenders of Troyitske.

"The enemy shelled strongpoints near Novo-Oleksandrivka using anti-tank grenade launchers, while small arms and grenade launchers of various types were used against strongpoints outside Donets and Zhovte," the report said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, during the shelling of ATO positions in the Luhansk direction near the settlement of Krymske on May 4, the militants used a 203 mm 2U7 "Pion" self-propelled artillery system, damaging the reserve power line, according to the ATO HQ press center.

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