Ukraine reports 45 enemy attacks, 5 WIAs in last day

14:20, 07 May 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 Donetsk sector, the occupiers opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, a tank, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian strong points near the town of Avdiyivka. The defenders of the village of Luhanske came under fire from 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske were attacked with 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns.

The enemy shelled Ukrainian positions near the village of Pisky from IFV-installed weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, as well as fired grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns on the positions near Butivka coal mine, and the villages of Maiorsk, Kamianka, and Zaitseve. Enemy snipers were also active in the area of Zaitseve, Opytne, and Pisky.

In the Mariupol sector, the invaders opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, small arms, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers on the Ukrainian positons stationed near the village of Shyrokyne.

Read alsoTwo Ukrainian soldiers killed in action, another five wounded in Donbas on FridayThe positions of the ATO forces outside the village of Pavlopil were covered with the enemy fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns, while strong points near the village of Vodiane were fired upon from infantry fighting vehicles, Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, and small arms. In addition, the enemy fired 82mm mortars, IFV-installed weapons, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, as well as 82mm mortars and small arms on the positions near the village Hnutove. Furthermore, strong points outside the village of Chermalyk  were attacked from heavy machine guns. In the area of Vodiane, enemy snipers were active.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation forces shelled the ATO strong points near the village of Krymske from 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank missile system, and heavy machine guns. The defenders of the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from 120mm mortars and heavy machine guns.

"The enemy fired anti-tank grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Troyitske, as well as small arms and automatic grenade launchers on the strong points near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska. The ATO forces fired back from automatic grenade launchers, to deter the enemy's firing activity on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. Over the past day, five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action," the report said.

As a result of enemy shelling, a civilian was injured in the village of Zaitseve.

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