Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 WIA's amid 27 enemy attacks in last day

10:00, 29 November 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy continues to provoke Ukrainian servicemen to an armed confrontation at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge. In the evening hours of Tuesday, the enemy fired mainly light infantry weapons on the defenders of the villages of Zaitseve, Novoluhanske and several times Travneve.

In the morning, militants shelled the Ukrainian fortified positions between the villages of Zaitseve and Hladosove, employing mortars, grenade launchers, small arms, and infantry fighting vehicles.

The ATO headquarters noted that through these provocations, the illegal armed groups disrupted the visit of the OSCE SMM monitors and representatives of the UN mission, who planned to monitor the humanitarian situation in Travneve and Hladosove.

Read alsoMilitants shell Donbas villages recently liberated by Ukraine army – JCCC"These armed provocations by the Russian mercenaries are aimed primarily at discrediting the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the eyes of the world community in order to blame the ATO forces for the allegedly difficult humanitarian situation in these settlements," the report says.

In this regard, the ATO headquarters reports that a temporary humanitarian center has been established in Travneve by the forces of Civil-Military Cooperation to improve the delivery of drinking water, restore power supplies and a number of other vital issues for the local civilian population.

In addition, in the Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation forces used mortars of various calibers near the village of Triokhizbenka, as well as grenade launchers and small arms against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Zhovte, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Katerynivka.

Read alsoUkrainian troops liberate two villages along Svitlodarska Duha bulgeIn the Donetsk sector, a shelling of the Ukrainian positions by an enemy sniper was recorded near the town of Avdiyivka for several hours. The occupiers also violated the ceasefire near the village of Berezove, using infantry weapons.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various types and small arms near the villages of Hnutove and Vodiane, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Shyrokyne.

The Ukrainian servicemen fired back 11 times in last day.

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