Enemy attacks Ukraine forces in Donbas 22 times in last day

09:40, 17 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Defense Ministry of Ukraine

In the Luhansk sector, the Svitlodarska Duha bulge became the epicenter of the confrontation. The enemy had been shelling the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske for about three hours, using 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and infantry fighting vehicles. In total, over 90 shells were launched.

The Ukrainian soldiers returned fire to almost every shelling.

In addition, the defenders of the village of Makarove came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the evening. The enemy also provoked the Ukrainian troops by firing from small arms near the village of Krymske.

Read alsoKremlin reports about Putin's phone call with "DPR/LPR" leaders on POW swapIn the Donetsk sector, the situation was most tense near the Sea of Azov. Violating the Minsk accords, the enemy used 152mm artillery systems near the village of Vodiane, as well as 120mm mortars against the defenders of the villages of Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. The Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka were attacked with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Moreover, the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotroyitske came under grenade launcher fire, while the defenders of the village of Starohnativka were attacked by the illegal armed groups with heavy machine guns at the end of the day.

The Ukrainian military suppressed the enemy fire 15 times in the last day.

Fortunately, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded in action.

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