Russian proxies attack Ukraine nine times in last day

10:28, 22 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas nine times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


The enemy shelled the Ukrainian positions seven times in the Luhansk sector. In the afternoon, the militants fired 152mm artillery systems on the defenders of the village of Luhanske. In the evening, the enemy used grenade launchers against the Ukrainian soldiers in this area of the contact line. Moreover, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Novoluhanske and Lozove came under 82mm mortar fire. The defenders of the village of Krymske were attacked with the use of small arms, while the Ukrainian fortified positions near Novoluhanske came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles' cannons and heavy machine guns.

Read alsoUkraine reports 1 KIA amid 17 enemy attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire twice. In the afternoon, the enemy lobbed two 120mm shells and attacked the Ukrainian troops with grenade launchers near the village of Pavlopil. Later, the illegal armed groups attacked the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, using infantry weapons.

Taking into account that the enemy fire was quite dense in some sections of the contact line, the Ukrainian military returned fire three times.

Fortunately, no Ukrainian soldier was killed or wounded in action.

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