Russian proxies step up aerial recon; 1 UA soldier wounded in last day

09:40, 29 December 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces have stepped up aerial reconnaissance in Donbas, using banned unmanned aerial vehicles. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded due to enemy shelling, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

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The enemy drone was recorded at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge, and at about 22:00 Kyiv time, the Ukrainian servicemen shot down a Russian UAV of the Orlan-10 type near the village of Kurdiumivka. Now the search for debris of the drone is continuing.

In addition, the Russian occupation troops in the past day carried out six targeted shellings of the Ukrainian Army positions. All ceasefire violations were recorded in the Donetsk sector.

"In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars and infantry weapons on the defenders of the villages of Pavlopil and Talakivka. The enemy also violated the ceasefire near the town of Krasnohorivka, using small arms. In addition, an enemy sniper was active there, having opened fire on the fortified positions of the Ukrainian army. Moreover, the occupiers used grenade launchers and light infantry weapons against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Verkhniotoretske, while the Ukrainian positions near Butivka coal mine came under fire from heavy machine guns and small arms," the report says.

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