Ukraine reports 20 enemy attacks, 2 WIA's in last day

09:51, 03 July 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 20 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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The first enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector were recorded at about 19:00 on Sunday, July 2.

"The invaders decided to loudly violate the shaky ceasefire in this direction. They launched almost two and a half dozen shells from 122mm artillery systems on our positions near the village of Vodiane. Later, the militants fired small arms several times at the Ukrainian soldiers near the village of Lebedynske. The enemy also used grenade launchers of various modifications near the villages of Pavlopil and Hnutove. Additionally, our fortified positions near the village of Novotroyitske came under fire from heavy machine guns," the headquarters said, adding that eight enemy armed provocations were recorded there in the last day.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire seven times yesterday.

Read alsoTwo Ukrainian soldiers killed, three wounded in Donbas on July 1"The enemy violated the ceasefire at the stretch along the contact line stretching between the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka and the vicinity of the temporarily occupied town of Horlivka. In particular, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve were attacked with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, small arms and infantry fighting vehicles. The occupiers also fired various systems of infantry weapons at the Ukrainian defenders near Avdiyivka, as well as near the villages of Kamianka and Verkhniotoretske. Moreover, the illegal armed groups used banned 120mm mortars near Avdiyivka," the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian proxies resorted to armed provocations against the Ukrainian defenders five times in the last day. Before dawn and late at night, they opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms of various calibers on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. The Ukrainian positions near the town of Schastia and the village of Zhovte came under fire from grenade launchers. Furthermore, at the dawn of the previous day, the invaders used 120mm mortars against the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Krymske, which is on the Bakhmutka highway.

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