Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 48 enemy attacks in last day

09:40, 22 May 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 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: 17 enemy attacks were recorded. In the evening, the militants started firing 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Shyrokyne. An enemy tank attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions several times near the village of Vodiane. The defenders of the village of Hnutove came under fire from 82mm mortars, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Pavlopil. In addition, the militants periodically used small arms and grenade launchers in the same direction, as well as near the villages of Lebedynske, Chermalyk and Novotroyitske.

Read alsoDonetska water filtration station comes under militant 120mm mortar fire The Donetsk sector: 24 enemy attacks were recorded. Most often, the occupiers attacked ATO forces in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka. In the evening, they repeatedly opened fire on the Ukrainian fortified positions to the south of Avdiyivka, using 82mm and 120mm mortars, as well as weapons of smaller caliber. To the east, near the village of Kamianka, the enemy also used 82mm mortars and an anti-aircraft gun. Moreover, the militants used the same types of mortars, small arms and grenade launchers near the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Opytne and Pisky. From the outskirts of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Zaitseve and Maiorsk.

"At about 19:00 on Sunday, the militants fired at the Donetska water filtration station. Thus, the occupiers once again placed the environmental security of the whole region and the welfare of civilians on the map of their criminal plans," the press service said.

The Luhansk sector: seven episodes of militant shelling were recorded there in the past day. In the evening, the invaders used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms against the Ukrainian defenders near the village of Troyitske. The enemy also opened fire from 82mm mortars near the village of Krymske and the town of Zolote. Furthermore, automatic grenade launchers were used near the village of Malynove.

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