Ukraine reports 17 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 5 WIA's in last day

09:49, 01 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 17 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and five troops as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Minsitry of Defense of Ukraine

"In the evening, 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns were fired at the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne in the Mariupol sector. It lasted for almost two hours. Our soldiers fired back, using infantry weapons. Unfortunately, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in that fighting," the press center said on Facebook on Wednesday, November 1.

Read alsoOne Ukrainian soldier killed, another two wounded on Oct 31At night, the Russian occupation forces lobbed five 120mm shells into areas near the village of Orikhove in the Luhansk sector.

In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve came under enemy fire from various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Over the past day, the ATO forces had to fire back 13 times, using infantry weapons.

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