Donbas militants use Grad-P system in Pavlopil, 3 WIA's in last day

10:33, 16 August 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 33 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA) and one injured after possibly stepping onto a buried explosive device, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


In the Mariupol sector, the militants opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars near the town of Krasnohorivka in the evening. The Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil were attacked twice with the use of grenade launchers, mortars and small arms. And around midnight, the enemy launched four shells from a 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launcher on the defenders of this village.

Read alsoOSCE spots mercenaries with Russia army insignia in occupied DonbasIn the Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired mortars of various calibers several times on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske and Troyitske. In addition, the Ukrainian troops near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka came under grenade launcher fire in the evening.

"In the Donetsk sector, the illegal armed groups continued shelling of the Avdiyivka industrial zone. Evening and night, the occupiers opened fire from mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. Each time the Ukrainian military forced the militants to observe the ceasefire," the ATO HQ said.

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