Ukraine reports 25 enemy attacks, 1 KIA in last day

09:40, 08 September 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 25 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Last evening and overnight Friday, the enemy mainly used against the Ukrainian forces grenade launchers and small arms, the ATO HQ said.

"After 18:00 Kyiv time, militants attacked our fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne three times. The Russian-backed mercenaries also used grenade launchers near the villages of Pavlopil and Lebedynske. In addition, they opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Starohnativka," the report says.

Read also"School-year ceasefire": Ukraine reports 32 militant attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine.

It was relatively quiet in the Luhansk sector at the end of the day.

In some cases, when there was a direct threat to the life of the Ukrainian military, ATO troops were forced to return fire.

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