Donbas militants active in Mariupol sector, one Ukrainian soldier wounded on Oct 23

22:58, 23 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces were most active in the Mariupol sector on Monday, October 23, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

At night, the militants used 82mm mortars against the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne. In the afternoon, the outskirts of the same village came under a grenade launcher fire. In addition, the fact of the use of an enemy anti-tank grenade launcher was recorded near the village of Vodiane. At about 17:00 Kyiv time, the enemy started firing small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. The Ukrainian military fired back and forced the mercenaries to adhere to the ceasefire. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in that fighting.

Read alsoUkraine reports 12 violations of Donbas ceasefire in past day, one soldier wounded"It should also be added that during the fire provocations by the enemy, the Ukrainian fighters used weapons for defeat," the ATO HQ said.

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