Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 23 enemy attacks in last day

09:26, 06 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 23 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 enemy was most active near the city of Donetsk in the second half of the day. Here, the Russian-backed militants launched over 100 rockets from multiple rocket launchers on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Opytne within several hours.

At night, the occupiers used 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns along the southeastern outskirts of Avdiyivka.

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In the Luhansk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novotoshkivske came under fire from 120mm mortars, while 82mm mortars and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack the defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. In addition, the occupiers fired grenade launchers of various types near the village of Luhanske three times in the evening.

In the Mariupol sector, the militants used anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Vodiane. The ATO forces fired backed 14 times, using infantry weapons alone.

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