Ukraine suffers losses at Butivka mine amid 28 enemy attacks across conflict zone in last day

09:20, 15 September 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 28 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


The situation was tense in the Mariupol sector, where the Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns three times near the village of Vodiane. They also launched seven 82mm mines near the town of Maryinka. In addition, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Pavlopil, Talakivka and Hnutove came under enemy shelling.

Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 25 times, one soldier wounded in last dayIt was also hot in the Donetsk sector, where the occupiers fired from mortars and infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve, as well as grenade launchers twice on the Avdiyivka industrial zone. At about 21:00 Kyiv time, the enemy started firing grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near Butivka coal mine. The ATO forces fired back and forced the militants to observe the ceasefire. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier, Serhiy Almuzhniy, call sign "Matros" [Sailor] of the 72nd Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was killed in the shelling.


In the Luhansk sector, after almost a week's lull, the Russian occupation forces used mortars, various types of grenade launchers and small arms six times against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske evening and night.

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