Ukraine reports 2 KIA's, 5 WIA's amid 53 enemy attacks in last day

11:15, 03 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 53 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and five as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"Almost half of ceasefire violations was recorded in the Mariupol sector, namely there were 25 militant attacks. In particular, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Chermalyk repeatedly came under fire from 120mm mortars. The enemy also fired 82mm mortars on ATO positions near the town of Maryinka from the outskirts of the temporarily occupied Donetsk. Thus, at about 17:00 Kyiv time, several enemy mortar shells hit the residential area of Maryinka. As a result, two local residents were wounded," the ATO HQ posted on Facebook.

Moreover, the militants repeatedly shelled the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Vodiane, Hnutove, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Bohdanivka, and Novotroyitske, using grenade launchers and different small arms. An enemy sniper was also active near Bohdanivka.

Read alsoUkrainian, Russian sides to JCCC agree on 24-hour "truce" in DonbasIn the Donetsk sector, the situation deteriorated in the past 24 hours. In particular, the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars and lighter weapons on Ukrainian strong points in the southern and eastern outskirts of Avdiyivka. Furthermore, the defenders of the village of Pisky were shelled from 120mm mortars and grenade launchers.

The occupiers fired heavy machine guns near the village of Opytne. Yet, the Russian-backed militants located on the outskirts of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka opened fire from grenade launches of various modifications and infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Zaitseve and Maiorsk.

"In the Luhansk sector, there were 14 recorded instances of militant shelling in the past day. Most of them took place at night. Thus, the enemy once again fired grenade launcher and small armed on Ukrainian strongholds near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka, Krymske, and Stanytsia Luhanska. In addition, the militants opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles near Krymske. The Ukrainian soldiers near Donets station came under fire from 82mm mortars," the press service said.

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