Ukraine reports 1 WIA, 10 enemy attacks in last day

09:42, 31 October 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 10 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

"In the Donetsk sector, the militants used anti-tank grenade launchers against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Pisky at the end of the day," the report says.

"In the Mariupol sector, at about 21:00 Kyiv time, the enemy started firing a heavy machine gun near the village of Starohnativka. The Ukrainian military fired back and stopped the provocation. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in that fighting. Now he is in a hospital, his state of health is satisfactory," the press center said.

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Over the past day, the ATO forces had to fire back seven times, using infantry weapons.

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