Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 27 enemy attacks in last day

09:48, 18 August 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 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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Like several days in a row, the enemy was most active near the Avdiyivka industrial zone. From 18:00 until midnight, the militants shelled the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces five times, using mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. In addition, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novoselivka Druha came under enemy fire twice. And at about 21:00 Kyiv time, the invaders once again started firing small arms on civilian houses in the village of Zaitseve.

Read alsoUkraine reports 35 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 4 WIA's in last dayIn the Luhansk sector, the enemy opened fire near the villages of Krymske, Luhanske and Novo-Oleksandrivka. One Ukrainian soldier was injured as a result of grenade launcher shelling of the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske.

"It was rather quiet in the Mariupol sector at the end of the day. The Russian-backed militants only used an 82mm mortar near the village of Shyrokyne. The ATO forces had to fire back at all enemy provocations," the headquarters said.

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