Donbas war update: 6 Ukraine soldiers wounded in almost 50 attacks on Sunday

09:45, 19 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops 47 times in the past day, using proscribed 120mm weapons 10 times, as a result of which six Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"Six servicemen were wounded in enemy shelling in the past day," the ATO HQ said in its morning update posted on Facebook on Monday, June 19.

Read alsoUkraine reports 66 enemy attacks, 5 WIA's in last dayThe Mariupol sector alone saw 21 attacks. "Using 120mm mortars, the invaders were shelling our positions near the villages of Pavlopil, Chermalyk, Shyrokyne, and Mykolayivka. Areas near the village of Vodyane came under 82mm mortar fire. Russian-backed illegal formations staged armed provocations near those villages and also the villages of Talakivka and Lebedynske – they used heavy weapons, namely grenade launchers, as well as small arms," the ATO HQ said.

Read alsoOSCE: 47 civilians killed, 222 injured in Donbas year to dateThere were 11 attacks in the Donetsk sector. The village of Kamyanka was the hottest spot: it was repeatedly shelled with the use of 120mm and 82mm mortars and various infantry weapons.

The enemy was using grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns to fire on Ukrainian troops stationed near the village of Luhanske. The same types of weapons were used to shell the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka.

Fifteen attacks were recorded in the Luhansk sector. Most of them were after dark.

In particular, ATO forces stationed near the villages of Krymske, Troitske, Novotoshkivske and the town of Zolote came under mortar fire.  The enemy was also using small arms, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles to attack the Ukrainian army near the villages of Katerynivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska, and the town of Schastia.

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