Ukraine reports 2 WIAs amid 10 enemy attacks in last day

11:06, 13 January 2018
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 10 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

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The militants were most active after dark. They resorted to shelling of the Ukrainian positions, using banned mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers.

Read alsoUkraine Def. Ministry speaks of condition of latest WIAsIn the Luhansk sector, the enemy had been shelling the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske for about two hours in the evening, using 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and an anti-aircraft gun. For more than two and a half hours, with short breaks, the illegal armed formations had been firing 82mm mortars and infantry weapons on the defenders of the village of Luhanske, as well as small arms near the villages of Katerynivka and Stanytsia Luhanska.

In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers used 120mm mortars against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Vodiane and Shyrokyne. Moreover, the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms.

"Despite the fact that the criminal actions of Russian invaders threatened the lives and health of our servicemen, the Ukrainian defenders were forced to fire back in five cases," the ATO HQ said.

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