Ukraine reports 7 WIA's amid 48 enemy attacks in last day

11:25, 29 May 2017
War
284 0

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 times in the past 24 hours with seven Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

REUTERS

The Mariupol sector: 20 enemy attacks were recorded. After dark, the militants fired 120mm mortars twice on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka. The Ukrainian soldiers near the town of Maryinka and the village of Chermalyk came under fire from 82mm mortars. In addition, the invaders repeatedly used grenade launchers of various modifications, heavy machine guns and various systems of small arms against the Ukrainian defenders near villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Hnutove, and Novotroyitske.

Read alsoJCCC: Number of injured in Krasnohorivka attack grows to eight civilians (Photos, video)The Donetsk sector: until midnight, the Russian occupation forces most often fired at the Ukrainian fortified positions in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka, using grenade launchers and small arms, as well as occasionally 82mm mortars. The Russian proxies in areas close to the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk also fired grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions stationed near the village of Pisky. The invaders located on the outskirts of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka once again opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles and light infantry weapons on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve. In total, 18 enemy attacks were recorded in this sector.

The Luhansk sector: 10 instances of militant shelling were recorded there in the past day, half of them happened after dark. The Ukrainian defenders near the villages of Katerynivka and Krymske were attacked with the use of 82mm mortars and grenade launchers. The militants also resorted to armed provocations, using small arms near the villages of Valuiske and Donetskiy. Furthermore, late at night, the enemy attacked ATO forces from heavy machine guns and a heavy anti-tank grenade launcher near the village of Troyitske.

If you see a spelling error on our site, select it and press Ctrl+Enter