Ukraine's Donbas war toll in past day: 1 KIA, 7 WIA's amid over 50 attacks
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 52 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and seven as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
The largest number of armed provocations by the militants took place in the Mariupol sector yesterday, namely 22 instances. At night, the occupiers once again shelled the residential quarter of the village of Olhynka, having damaged local residents' houses and some infrastructure facilities.
The enemy had fired 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Chermalyk, as well as 82mm mortars near the village of Vodiane since the morning. The Ukrainian positions near the villages of Talakivka, Lebedynske, Hnutove, Berezove, and Pavlopil came under fire from grenade launchers and small arms. Additionally, several cases when the adversary fired from anti-aircraft guns, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles along with sniper fire were recorded there.
Read alsoMilitants attack Avdiyivka, local woman injured (Photo)Russian proxies in the Donetsk sector used only infantry weapons in the evening to fire on Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pisky and Nevelske. After dark, the Russian occupation forces became much more active, especially in the vicinity of Avdiyivka and on the Svitlodarska Duha bulge. By the end of the day, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries carried out several attacks on the fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Avdiyivka, and the villages of Kamianka and Luhanske, using 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers. During these attacks, the militants once again lobbed several mines into residential areas of Avdiyivka.
In the Luhansk sector, the invaders once again fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novotoshkivske in the morning. Later, they opened fire from 82mm mortars near the villages of Krymske and Novo-Oleksandrivka, and the town of Schastia. Furthermore, enemy shelling was recorded near the villages of Donetskiy, Stanytsia Luhanska, Troyitske, and Lobacheve where the Ukrainian military units faced grenade attacks along with firing from small arms.