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Enemy Grad hits ATO forces in Shyrokine, Vodiane – HQ

Over the past day, Russian-backed illegal armed groups in eastern Ukraine violated the ceasefire 16 times. As a result of the shelling, a Ukrainian soldier suffered a combat injury, as reported by the press center of the ATO Headquarters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"Yesterday, before noon, the gangs fired six times from a single direction, the village of Kalynove, using different types of weapons, at our strong points on the Luhansk line. After 18:00 the enemy's efforts shifted to the Prymorske direction where the militants fired from 82mm mortars at Ukrainian positions near Starohnativka and Talakivka, while a 120mm mortar was used in the area of Vodiane, Pavlopil and Hnutove," the press center wrote on Facebook.

At about 21:00, the militants attacked fortified positions of the ATO forces using a Grad (Partisan) portable rocket launcher. At least 27 shells landed in the area of Shyrokine and another 15 near Vodiane, the Headquarters reports.

Donbas militant boss reverses on earlier "Malorossiya" announcementIn the Donetsk direction, on the evening of Wednesday, the gangs for almost 2 hours fired on Ukrainian strong points on the southern outskirts of Avdiyivka and at Butivka coal mine, using various types of weapons.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian troops may be involved in the death of a civilian woman as a result of an altercation in the ATO zone. According to preliminary data, a conflict erupted between the military and civilians in Popasna, which resulted in two locals, a man and a woman, being wounded. The man’s wound to the leg was treated at a local hospital while the woman eventually died from wounds inflicted.

The investigation is underway, to reveal the circumstances of the crime committed, including the motives, that’s according to the HQ.

Tags: Ukraine, ATO, Donbas, RussianAggression, militants, hybridwar

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