Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid six enemy attacks in last day

09:43, 15 January 2018
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas six 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 (ATO) Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy used mortars of various calibers and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Novoluhanske, the ATO HQ said. Grenade launchers were used to shell Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Hladosove, Luhanske and Troyitske.

Read alsoDonbas militants attack Ukraine four times on Jan 14 – ATO HQIn the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired heavy machine guns and small arms near the town of Avdiyivka during the daytime. In addition, an enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian defenders near the village of Kamianka.

Moreover, another fact of the presence of Russian military equipment in Donbas was recorded in the last day. An air defense unit of the Ukrainian army shot down a Russian-made Orlan-10 UAV. Since the beginning of the truce, this has been the third drone of this type downed by Ukraine's ATO forces.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces had to fire back twice in response to militant attacks, using proscribed weapons.

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