Militants fire over 60 shells at Ukraine positions near Krymske in Donbas, ATO HQ reports 1 WIA

21:50, 18 August 2017
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Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation says Russian-controlled militants on Friday launched over 60 shells on the Ukrainian forces outside the village of Krymske.

A Ukrainian soldier is reported to have been wounded in one of the shellings, the press center of the ATO HQ reported on Facebook Friday evening.

The Headquarters noted that during today the situation in the ATO zone remained tense, yet under control of the Ukrainian army.

In particular, starting midnight, the hottest spot was in the Donetsk direction: four times militants used grenade launchers and fired small arms on Ukrainian fortified positions in Avdiyivka’s industrial zone. ATO forces stationed outside the village of Zaitseve also came under enemy fire twice, and near the Butivka coal mine – three times.

On the Luhansk line, militants within an hour fired over 60 82mm caliber mines on the Ukrainian observation post near Krymske.

Read alsoUkraine reports 2 WIA's amid 27 enemy attacks in last dayIn response, Ukrainian fighters covered the enemy with heavy fire from grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns.

As a result of the fire confrontation, a Ukrainian military was wounded.

At the same time, in the Mariupol direction militants used mortars on the outskirts of Maryinka. Around midnight, militants led indirect fire from 122mm artillery south of Bohdanivka.

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