Russian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times, 1 WIA in last day

10:42, 20 August 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"From 19:00 and almost until midnight, the militants were firing grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on our fortified positions in the Avdiyivka industrial zone, which is in the Donetsk sector. The Ukrainian positions near the villages of Kamianka, Pisky and Verkhniotoretske also came under enemy shelling in the evening," the report says.

Read alsoScorched earth tactics: militants set fields on fire along contact lineIn turn, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers on the villages of Krymske and Troyitske in the Luhansk sector. At about 22:00 Kyiv time, the militants used an 82mm mortar near the village of Novotoshkivske.

In the Mariupol sector, the situation remains tense near the village of Starohnativka. Here, the invaders shelled the Ukrainian fortified positions at the end of the day, using mortars and 152mm artillery systems.

It should also be added that yesterday, the Russian-backed militants once again violated the Minsk accords and fired heavy machine guns on civilian houses in the village of Zaitseve. And at about 19:00 Kyiv time, they used grenade launchers in the town of Maryinka.

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