Russian proxies attack Ukraine 23 times, use propelled artillery

09:20, 15 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.


At about 20:00 Kyiv time, the Russian occupation troops started firing 152mm rocket artillery systems on the defenders of the village of Zaitseve, which is in the Luhansk sector. The shelling lasted about two hours, with nearly a hundred shells launched. As a result of these attacks, one of the shells hit a residential house.

Furthermore, the militants fired 120mm mortars near the village of Lozove as well as 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novhorodske and Luhanske. In addition, they fired from a tank near Novhorodske.

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Moreover, the enemy also actively used the entire range of infantry weapons on different parts of the front line. The defenders of a number of front-line settlements in both Luhansk and Donetsk regions came under enemy attacks, including near the towns of Svitlodarsk, Krasnohorivka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Troyitske, Novhorodske, and Starohnativka.

Despite the fact that the enemy fire was rather dense, the Armed Forces of Ukraine returned fire after almost every enemy shelling.

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