Russian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, use heavy weapons
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
In the evening, the enemy opened fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and armored personnel carriers twice on the Ukrainian fortified positions in the village of Vodiane, which is in the Mariupol sector. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, they started firing 122mm artillery systems there. Almost at the same time, the militants used the same type of artillery systems near the village of Lebedynske. In addition, the enemy used small arms near the villages of Shyrokyne and Pavlopil at night.
"The town of Avdiyivka remains a hot spot in the Donetsk sector. From 18:00 until midnight, the occupiers fired grenade launchers and small arms six times from several directions on the southern outskirts of the town. The ATO forces opened fire in response," the press service said.
Read alsoEscalation in Donbas: 28 attacks on Ukraine troops, 1 KIA, 1 WIA in last dayIn the Luhansk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions in the villages of Krymske, Troyitske and Katerynivka came under enemy mortar fire. The Russian-backed mercenaries also used grenade launchers in the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka.
"It should be added that yesterday's shelling of civilian houses in the village of Vodiane was recorded as a recent instance of escalation by the militants. At about 22:00 Kyiv time, the invaders lobbed at least six 120mm shells into the village," the report says.
In total, the illegal armed groups used 122mm artillery systems twice and mortars seven times. The ATO forces had to stop enemy attacks 18 times. Fortunately, the hostilities did not result in Ukrainian military casualties.