Escalation in Donbas: 38 attacks on Ukraine troops, 1 KIA, 4 WIA's in last day

09:51, 04 December 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 38 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another four as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"The Russian occupation forces more often shell the Ukrainian positions from weapons that should have been withdrawn from the contact line, including tanks," the ATO HQ said on Facebook on Monday, December 4.

Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 19 times on Dec 3 – ATO HQIn the Luhansk sector, the enemy was active near the villages of Troyitske and Luhanske after dark. Here, the militants used 120mm mortars. In addition, the invaders repeatedly fired grenade launchers and small arms to attack ATO positions near the town of Zolote, and the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Zhovte and Krymske.

In Donetsk region, the epicenter of confrontation shifted from the Mariupol sector to the outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector in the evening. Here, the occupiers repeatedly opened fire from all available infantry weapons, and closer to midnight the militants had been firing from a tank's cannon for more than an hour.

"The enemy used 82mm mortars against the Ukrainian troops in the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Lebedynske, while the defenders of the village of Talakivka and the town of Maryinka came under fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms," the ATO HQ said.

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