Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 37 enemy attacks in last day

10:13, 16 May 2017

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 37 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"The Mariupol sector: 12 enemy attacks were recorded. The militants mostly attacked our fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne, using small arms. They also used automatic grenade launchers near the village of Hnutove. Additionally, the enemy fired grenades of various systems and used heavy machine guns to shell our positions near the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Novomykhailivka on the demarcation line close to the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk," the report says.

Read alsoUkraine updates on Donbas war: 49 attacks, 6 WIA's in last dayThe Russian occupation forces mounted the largest number of attacks on ATO forces in the Donetsk sector. Most often, they fired on the Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka, using 82mm mortars, guns of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, and small arms. The same types of weapons were used against the Ukrainian positions stationed near the villages of Pisky, Verkhniotoretske, Novhorodske, Maiorsk, and Zaitseve. What is more, areas near Zaitseve came under 120mm mortar fire.

"The Luhansk sector: 10 episodes of militant shelling were recorded there in the past day. In this very direction, the enemy most actively used 100mm artillery systems. Moreover, in the evening, the invaders fired 120mm mortar shells at our fortified positions near the villages of Novozvanivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka, and Troyitske. The militants also used 122mm artillery systems near Troyitske. At the same time, in the vicinity of these settlements, the enemy opened fire from light weapons – grenade launchers and 82mm mortars," the press service said.

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