Ukraine reports 23 enemy attacks, 1 WIA in last day

09:47, 26 June 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 23 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Mariupol sector, the militants opened fire on the Ukrainian positions only once, namely just after midnight they used an easel anti-tank grenade launcher near the village of Pavlopil.

"In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 12 times yesterday. Most of the enemy attacks were recorded in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka and north-east, near the village of Kamianka, where the invaders repeatedly opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms. In addition, the Ukrainian fortified positions near Kamianka came under fire from 82mm mortars in the afternoon. Also, one armed provocation was recorded near the village of Luhanske last night, as well as one near the village of Zaitseve, where the Ukrainian fortified positions were attacked by the illegal armed groups with the use of infantry weapons and infantry fighting vehicles," the report says.

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In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers carried out 10 attacks. Here, the invaders most actively used mortars. At about 21:00 on Sunday, the militants started firing 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Troyitske. The Russian-backed mercenaries also used 82mm mortars near the town of Schastia, and the villages of Katerynivka and Zhovte. Furthermore, they opened fire from anti-tank missile systems and infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Novozvanivka., as well as heavy machine guns near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. In addition, the defenders of the town of Popasna came under fire from small arms.

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