11:06 06.11.2017

ATO HQ reports 2 wounded serviceman amid 23 enemy attacks in last day

ATO HQ reports 2 wounded serviceman amid 23 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 23 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.

"At the end of the past day, the situation in the ATO area continued to worsen ... During the shelling, the enemy twice used rocket launchers, eight times mortars of various calibers, and once - 122 mm artillery. The ATO 14 times asymmetrically responded to the enemy with infantry weapons. As a result of the fighting, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured," the ATO staff said on Facebook on Monday morning.

The enemy was most active near the city of Donetsk in the second half of the day. Here, the Russian-backed militants launched over 100 rockets from multiple rocket launchers on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Opytne within several hours. At night, the occupiers used 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns along the southeastern outskirts of Avdiyivka. After dark, the Russian-backed mercenaries shelled the defenders of the village of Pisky twice. At first, the enemy used 120mm and 82mm mortars, and at about 22:00 Kyiv time, the invaders started firing 122mm artillery systems.

In the Luhansk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Novotoshkivske came under fire from 120mm mortars, while 82mm mortars and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack the defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka. In addition, the occupiers fired grenade launchers of various types near the village of Luhanske three times in the evening.

In the Mariupol sector, the militants used anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Vodiane. The ATO forces fired backed 14 times, using infantry weapons alone.

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