Ukraine reports 35 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 3 WIA's in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 35 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and three as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers violated the ceasefire nine times. During the day, the militants shelled the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Lebedynske, Vodiane, Pavlopil and Hnutove, and the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, using mortars and infantry weapons. Grenade launchers of various modifications were used against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Taramchuk and Talakivka. Most of these attacks took place after dark, the headquarters said.
"In the same direction, the invaders fired a 120mm mortar on the residential area of Krasnohorivka yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, none of the local residents were injured as a result of the shelling" the report says.
Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 31 times in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces were again active near the town of Avdiyivka, where the Ukrainian fortified positions came under fire from 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers several times yesterday.
"At about 21:00, the enemy launched about half a dozen shells from 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian troops. The militants also do not stop shelling northeast of Avdiyivka, namely near the villages of Kamianka and Novoselivka Druha. In addition, the mercenaries repeatedly opened fire from mortars of various calibers, infantry weapons, as well as an anti-tank missile system and an anti-aircraft system there. Furthermore, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Luhanske and Verkhniotoretske came under mortar fire last evening. In total, 11 enemy armed provocations were recorded in this part of the front line," the headquarters said.
The situation was most tense in the Luhansk sector in the last day.
"Fifteen instances of ceasefire violations by the Russian proxies were recorded in this direction. There was a relative aggravation of the situation on the Bakhmutka highway, where the occupiers were firing 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as less powerful weapons on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske for several hours in the evening. In addition, the militants used mortars near the village of Triokhizbenka and the town of Schastia. Moreover, the enemy violated the ceasefire near the villages of Stariy Aidar, Novotoshkivske and Valuiske, as well as the Shariv Kut landscape reserve," the report says.