Relative calm in Donbas: 13 enemy attacks, 2 WIA's in last day

10:16, 06 July 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 13 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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In the Mariupol sector, the enemy attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions three times yesterday. In particular, the occupiers used grenade launchers against the Ukrainian positions twice near the village of Shyrokyne and once near the village of Lebedynske.

The enemy was most active in the Donetsk sector in the past day.

"The Russian occupation forces used banned 120mm mortars once near the village of Pisky. The remaining seven armed provocations in this area were committed by the invaders in the vicinity of the town of Avdiyivka, where the enemy repeatedly fired grenade launchers of various modifications, heavy machine guns, small arms day and night, and once used an anti-aircraft gun to shell the Ukrainian positions," the ATO HQ said.

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"The Russian-backed illegal armed groups did not use weapons at all in the morning and afternoon. However, in the evening, the mercenaries first shelled one of our fortified positions near the village of Luhanske, using small arms of various calibers. Later, they lobbed nearly half a dozen 82mm shells, targeting the defenders of the village of Krymske," the report said.

"As a result of the hostilities, one Ukrainian soldier was injured, while another one suffered battle trauma yesterday. Both servicemen were promptly hospitalized. The state of their health is satisfactory," the ATO HQ said.

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