Number of attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas grows to 20 on Oct 26

09:28, 27 October 2017
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The number of attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, grew to 20 on Thursday, October 26, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from Ukraine's Defense Ministry

"In total, illegal armed formations violated the ceasefire 20 times in the past day. The ATO forces fired back 16 times," the ATO HQ said on Facebook on Friday morning.

In particular, four attacks on Ukrainian troops were recorded near the village of Hnutove in the Mariupol sector – the enemy used 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. Ukrainian positions near the villages of Vodiane and Pavlopil also came under 82mm mortar fire.

The town of Avdiyivka remained a hot spot in the Donetsk sector, as Russia's hybrid military forces mounted two attacks on Ukrainian troops based there. They opened fire from large-caliber machine guns and small arms. One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action near the village of Pisky, which came under grenade fire.

Read alsoUkraine reports 15 attacks in Donbas, 1 WIA, use of banned arms on Oct 25Grenade launchers and small arms were also used near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk sector.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 15 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas were recorded on October 25. In some cases, the enemy used proscribed weapons, including 120mm mortars. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action on that day. 

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