Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 19 enemy attacks in last day

11:09, 28 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 19 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers 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

The Mariupol sector became the epicenter of confrontation in the last few days. The enemy increasingly uses banned weapons there.

"Yesterday afternoon, the militants were firing 122mm artillery systems, 82mm mortars and machine guns on our positions near the village of Shyrokyne for several hours. The Ukrainian soldiers fire back, using infantry weapons. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in that fighting. In addition, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane came under mortar fire in the evening. Furthermore, the occupiers used grenade launchers twice against the defenders of the town of Maryinka," the ATO HQ said.

Read alsoNumber of attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas grows to 20 on Oct 26"In the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries used infantry weapons three times near the village of Zaitseve at night. Using the same type of weapons, the militants provoked the Ukrainian fighters near the village of Myronivka and the Avdiyivka industrial zone," the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy was opening fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian troops near the village of Triokhizbenka for almost an hour.

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