Escalation in Donbas: 22 attacks on Ukraine troops, 1 KIA, 2 WIA's in last day

11:21, 23 December 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 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 Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.


"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired a 122mm artillery system on our positions near the village of Stariy Aidar in the second half of the day. The militants also used 120mm mortars against the defenders of the villages of Troyitske, Travneve and Luhanske. Moreover, the Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and machine guns on the defenders of the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Zaitseve," the report says.

Read alsoOne Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded amid 16 attacks in past dayIn the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pyshchevyk and Pavlopil came under mortar fire.

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