Ukraine reports 58 enemy attacks, 2 KIA's, 5 WIA's in last day

11:06, 04 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 58 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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The largest number of violations was recorded in the Mariupol sector, namely there were 36 militant attacks.

The Russian occupation forces repeatedly fired banned 120mm mortars on the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Bohdanivka. They used the same type of weapons, as well as 122mm artillery systems near the village of Chermalyk. In the evening, the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka came under fire from tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other weapons.

The situation was also tense in other areas of this sector. In particular, the enemy systematically opened fire from small arms and grenade launchers near the villages of Vodiane, Hnutove, Novotroyitske and Talakivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions in the vicinity of the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka were shelled from 82mm mortars. Several enemy mines again hit the residential quarters of Krasnohorivka, resulting in one local woman was injured.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants attacked the Ukrainian defenders 12 times.

Read alsoDay in Donbas: 19 enemy attacks, 1 WIAMost often, the enemy shelled the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, using 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various modifications and small arms. The occupiers also used 82mm mortars near the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Zaitseve. Moreover, the enemy opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Novoluhanske, as well as hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Nevelske.

In addition, in the evening of June 3, the Russian-backed mercenaries again fired 120mm mortars on the Donetska filtration station. The circumstances and consequences of this shelling are being clarified.

In the Luhansk sector, there were 10 recorded instances of militant shelling in the past day.

Late in the evening, the invaders fired 120mm mortars on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. The enemy also repeatedly used grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novozvanivka, Malynove, Krymske and Stanytsia Luhanska. Furthermore, the Ukrainian soldiers near Stanytsia Luhanska and Krymske came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles.

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