Ukraine reports 4 WIAs amid 30 enemy attacks in last day

11:55, 19 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, with four 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

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy repeatedly fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, small arms, and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles on the defenders of the village of Luhanske at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge.

The invaders also opened fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms on the Ukrainian strong points outside the villages of Novotoshkivske and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

Read alsoDonbas war update: 18 attack on Ukraine army, one Ukrainian soldier wounded on Nov 11Besides, the defenders of the village of Krymske and the town of Zolote came under enemy fire from small arms.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired about 10 mortar shells of various calibers outside the village of Pavlopil.

Russian-backed mercenaries also repeatedly violated the truce in the suburbs of Avdiyivka and near the village of Pisky, using infantry weapons.

The ATO strongholds in the vicinity of Zaitseve were shelled from grenade launchers.

The Ukrainian military suppressed severely most of the armed provocations, using weapons not banned by the Minsk agreements.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission's cameras recorded explosions near the Donetsk Filtration Station. The OSCE believes the station was shelled from the militant-occupied city of Donetsk.

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