Ukraine reports 2 KIA's, 4 WIA's in almost 70 enemy attacks on June 11

09:58, 12 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 67 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and four as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The occupiers resorted to proscribed weapons in the Mariupol sector. In particular, 122mm artillery systems were used to shell the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Pavlopil and Novohryhorivka. The village of Hnutove came under 120mm and 82mm mortar fire. Mortars of a smaller, 82mm, caliber were also fired on areas near the village of Novomykhailivka and the town of Krasnohorivka. In addition, the enemy used anti-tank missile systems near Pavlopil. Further, the illegal armed groups repeatedly opened fire from small arms, grenade launchers and guns of infantry fighting vehicles in the past day to attack Ukrainian defenders near the villages of Talakivka, Lebedynske, and Vodiane.

Enemy shelling in the Donetsk sector almost does not subside with the areas near the town of Avdiyivka being its epicenter. On Sunday, June 11, the Russian-backed mercenaries repeatedly launched heavy firing from mortars and less powerful weapons in the southern outskirts of this town and north-east, closer to the village of Kamianka. At about 18:00 Kyiv time, the Ukrainian fortified positions in that area came under fire from tanks. One enemy shell again hit a civilian district in Avdiyivka. Fortunately, none of the local residents was injured.

As reported earlier, the occupiers shelled a water pumping station of the South Donbas water conduit, which had to stop. Their grenade also hit a house in the village of Zaitseve.

Read alsoDonbas militants attack Ukraine 28 times on June 11 – ATO HQViolations of the ceasefire were recorded in the same direction: areas near the villages of Pisky and Verkhniotoretske, and Zaitseve came under mortar fire. What is more, infantry weapons were used there. The Russian proxies systematically opened fire from grenade launchers of various modifications and infantry fighting vehicles there.

The use of proscribed weapons was also recorded in the Luhansk sector. The Ukrainian positions near the villages of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, and Katerynivka repeatedly came under fire from 120mm mortars. In addition, the invaders used 152mm howitzers near Novotoshkivske. Additionally, they fired 82mm mortars near the village of Troyitske and the town of Popasna. The enemy used heavy machine guns and grenade launchers in the same area, as well as near the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

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