Ukraine reports 70 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 2 WIAs in last day

10:00, 10 May 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 70 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and two 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 enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Verkhniotoretske. The militants also used 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, according to the report.

The defenders of the villages of Troyitske and Novhorodske came under fire from 82mm mortars, while grenade launchers of various systems were used near the village of Kamianka. Additionally, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms were used against the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve. The enemy also shelled automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the villages of Myronivka and Luhanske.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers on the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Vodiane came under fire from a tank, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. The occupiers also used 120mm mortars against the defenders of the villages of Lebedynske and Novotroyitske, as well as 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms against the defenders of the town of Maryinka. Grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used near the villages of Chermalyk and Hnutove, while automatic grenade launchers were used near the village of Starohnativka. The militants also fired small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Hranitne and Bohdanivka. Moreover, enemy snipers were active near Pavlopil.

Read alsoEscalation in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier killed, nine wounded in past dayIn the Luhansk sector, the invaders shelled 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske. They also used 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems and grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske. The defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the village of Novozvanivka were attacked with grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. Furthermore, the enemy fired automatic grenade launchers toward the Ukrainian positions near the village of Valuiske, as well as small arms near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

On several instances, faced with an immediate threat to the life and health of troops, the Ukrainian commanders greenlighted an adequate return of fire.

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