Russian proxies attack Ukraine 16 times in last day

10:11, 19 December 2017

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 16 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the Luhansk sector, the Svitlodarska Duha bulge remained the epicenter of enemy shelling. "After yesterday's cynical attack on the village of Novoluhanske, where the enemy resorted to multiple launch rocket systems against peaceful residents and released at least 40 rockets, shelling in that area did not stop after dark," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on Tuesday morning.

In particular, ten 122mm artillery shells and over forty 120mm bombs hit areas outside the village of Travneve, and about twenty 122mm shells exploded near the village of Hladosove. In addition, the enemy vigorously fired various types of mortars at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Luhanske and Lozove. In total, about 200 bombs and shells were launched by the occupiers near these front-line settlements within the past 24 hours.

Read alsoUkraine reports 3 KIA's amid 14 enemy attacks in last dayThe situation was relatively calm in other major areas of the Ukrainian defense in the evening.

The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with other representatives of the law enforcement agencies continue to provide assistance to the affected residents of Novoluhanske. "In the first minutes after the barbaric shelling of this settlement by the Russian-backed mercenaries, Ukrainian military doctors managed to stabilize the health condition of eight people, including one child, who were rushed to hospital then," the source said.

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

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