Ukraine reports 4 WIAs amid 61 enemy attacks in last day

12:11, 14 May 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 61 times in the past 24 hours with four 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 Mariupol sector, the militants attacked Ukrainian positions 33 times. The enemy fired 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery systems near the village of Vodiane. The outskirts of this village, as well as the village of Shyrokyne, came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles, 82mm mortars and small arms. In addition, the militants shelled anti-aircraft guns in the village of Hnutove.

The occupiers fired small arms, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Mykolaivka, Pavlopil and Chermalyk. They also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles and 120mm and 82mm mortars on ATO forces in the town of Maryinka.

Read alsoFour civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka’s residential districtIn the Luhansk sector, the invaders opened fire eight times. They shelled 122mm cannon artillery systems and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars and a tank, while 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles were used near the village of Krymske.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces were most active near the town of Avdiyivka and at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge. In total, 20 militant attacks were recorded there.

The suburbs of Avdiyivka were methodically fired from small arms, grenade launchers, and 82mm and 120mm mortars. One shell fell into the house of civilians, as a result of which four people were killed on the spot and another one was seriously injured.

Furthermore, the Russian-backed militants opened fire from small arms, grenade launchers, 120mm mortars and Grad MLR systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novoluhanske. In the same direction, the Ukrainian fortified positions were attacked with small arms, grenade launchers, 82mm and 120mm mortars, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near the villages of Pisky, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, Zaitseve, Luhanske and Troyitske.

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