Ukraine reports 35 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 9 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 nine as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
The militants repeatedly fired artillery and other weapons banned under the Minsk agreements on Ukrainian positions, hitting residential areas of one of the front-line settlements.
"In general, the situation remained tense in the Donetsk sector and somewhat complicated in the Mariupol direction, while there was a relative calm in the Luhansk sector," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.
In the Mariupol sector, a relative aggravation of the situation was recorded in the evening.
Read alsoUkrainian JCCC warns of possible militant provocations in Donbas"First of all, the militants increased their activity in the western suburbs of the temporarily occupied Donetsk, where they intensively fired on Ukrainian strong points on the outskirts of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. At the same time, the invaders used almost the entire range of their weapons: small arms, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, mortars of various calibers, and 122mm artillery," the report said.
During the selling, several enemy rounds hit the residential areas in the town of Maryinka. According to preliminary information, none of the local residents was injured. Circumstances and consequences of the incident are being clarified.
The Ukrainian strongholds near the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane on the Azov coast came under enemy mortar fire last night. Moreover, the militants repeatedly used different infantry weapons near the villages of Hnutove and Lebedynske.
Read also"Harvest ceasefire" in Donbas fails"In the Donetsk sector, the situation remained tense near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Kamianka in the morning and throughout the day, when the invaders systematically used small arms and grenade launchers, 120mm and 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, etc.
The enemy also opened fire from tanks near Kamianka. The situation somewhat stabilized at sunset," the report said.
However, the militants increased their activity in other parts of the front line, in particular in the northern suburbs of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka and Svitlodarska Duha bulge. The Russian-backed illegal armed groups several times attacked the defenders of the village of Zaitseve using infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns. The enemy fired the same weapons, as well as 120mm and 82 mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske.
There was a relative lull in the Luhansk sector. In the morning, an enemy sniper opened fire on the Ukrainian soldiers near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.