Ukraine reports 1 WIA amid 22 militant attacks in last day

09:44, 13 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 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.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

According to an update, the enemy continued to concentrate fire activity in the Donetsk sector, using mortars and all types of infantry weapons.

In the evening, the Russian occupation forces had been shelling the Ukrainian fortified positions near the Avdiyivka industrial zone for several hours, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. At about 19:00 Kyiv time, the enemy launched six 82mm shells, aiming at the defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske. In addition, the mercenaries opened fire from cannons of infantry fighting vehicles and machine guns near the village of Luhanske. Small arms were also used near the village of Kamianka at night.

Read alsoDefense One: Armed ground robots could join the Ukrainian conflict next yearIn the Mariupol sector, the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Vodiane came under fire from heavy machine guns and an automatic grenade launcher twice. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Starohnativka were also attacked twice with the use of machine guns. Moreover, the enemy used an anti-tank grenade launcher near the village of Pavlopil.

The situation was rather calm in the Luhansk sector in the evening. Only at about 18:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing a machine gun at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

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