Ukraine reports 14 enemy attacks, one soldier killed in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 14 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in a mine blast, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
"The illegal armed groups were active in all sectors across the ATO zone in the past day," the report says.
The militants adhered to the ceasefire in the Luhansk and Donetsk sectors during day time. But after 18:00 Kyiv time, they started firing grenade launchers of various types and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve. At about 23:00 Kyiv time, cynically endangering civilians, the enemy opened fire on civilian areas of the northern outskirts of the village. In addition, the enemy used grenade launchers and small arms twice near the town of Avdiyivka in the evening hours and overnight.
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Yesterday afternoon, during the engineering work on the outskirts of the village of Bohdanivka, a Ukrainian soldier was killed in an landmine blast.
Only a single shelling was recorded in the Luhansk sector in the last day. At about 22:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing from an anti-tank grenade launcher and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske.