Ukraine reports 19 attacks in Donbas, one wounded soldier in last day

11:45, 08 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone 19 times in the past day, October 7, as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier was wounded, according to the press center of the ATO Headquarters.

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"The situation in the ATO zone escalated by the end of the day yesterday. If during daytime the number of enemy fire provocations was minimum, then the Russian occupation forces intensified  attacks in all sectors after 18:00 local time," the ATO HQ said in an update on Sunday, October 8.

The Ukrainian troops had to fire back 11 times when there was a threat to their life, the ATO HQ wrote.

Read alsoRussian proxies continue to violate ceasefire in Donbas – ATO HQIn the evening, militants had been shelling Ukrainian troops stationed on the southeastern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka for several hours, using various types of grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. The fortifications of Ukrainian troops near the villages of Mayorsk and Zaitseve also came under fire. One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded amid a grenade attack on areas near the village of Pisky at about 19:00 local time.

In the Mariupol sector, Russian-backed mercenaries used grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns to shell Ukrainian positions outside the villages of Vodiane, Hnutove, and Starohnativka. At about 21:00 local time, they lobbed five 82mm mortar shells into areas close to the village of Talakivka.

The number of provocations in the Luhansk sector, where the situation was relatively calm before, increased on October 7. In particular, militants opened fire twice from different types of grenade launchers on Ukrainian strongholds near the village of Triokhizbenka in the evening. And about 23:00 local time, this village came under 82mm mortar fire. The enemy also mounted two attacks on areas near the village of Krymske at the end of the day.

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