Ukraine reports 50 enemy attacks, 1 KIA in last day

10:57, 16 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 50 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


"As a result of enemy shelling, one Ukrainian soldier was fatally wounded and died," the report says.

The largest number of enemy's violations of the ceasefire, namely 24 instances, was recorded in the Mariupol sector in the past day. In particular, the Russian armed gangs fired artillery systems on residential areas of the town of Maryinka on Thursday morning. Despite the considerable damage to several houses, fortunately, none of the civilians was injured.

"In this sector of the front line, the militants opened fire from 120mm mortars near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, and Vodiane. They also used 82mm mortars near the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Talakivka. In addition, some armed provocations were staged by the occupiers near the villages of Hnutove, Lebedynske, Chermalyk, and Novomykhailivka. As was the case before, the militants repeatedly opened fire of various intensity on the Ukrainian fortified positions there, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms," the report reads.

Read alsoUkraine's Maryinka under attack on Thursday: 20 private houses damagedThe Russian-terrorist forces mounted 13 attacks on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the Donetsk sector. At first, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pivdenne from the outskirts of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka. At the same time, the militants intensively shelled the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Kamianka, using tank shells and 120mm mortars. In the evening, the enemy used the same type of mortars against the defenders of the village of Pisky in the vicinity of the ruined Donetsk airport. In the evening, the situation escalated much in the southern and northeastern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka where the illegal armed groups attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions with 82mm mortars and infantry weapons.

In the Luhansk sector, 13 enemy armed provocations were also recorded yesterday, most of them happened after 18:00 Kyiv time. Late in the evening, the militants lobbed several 120mm mines on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Katerynivka. The enemy used 82mm mortars in the same area, as well as near the town of Schastia and the village of Krymske. Among other things, the militants launched three mines on residential areas of Schastia. Fortunately, none of the local residents was injured. Information on possible destruction is being verified.

Moreover, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries used grenade launchers of various modifications and small arms against the Ukrainian soldiers near the villages of Novozvanivka, Malynove, Donetskiy, Valuiske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, and Stanytsia Luhanska, and the town of Popasna.

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