ATO HQ reports 1 wounded serviceman, 22 enemy attacks in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.
"Compared with the past day, the number of enemy's armed provocations has increased. The illegal armed groups attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions 22 times, repeatedly employing mortars of various calibers. As a result of enemy shelling, one ATO soldier has been wounded, who was taken to a military hospital in a satisfactory condition," the ATO staff said on its Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
Ukrainian troops returned fire 13 times from weapons not prohibited by Minsk agreements, reads the report.
In the Luhansk sector, the enemy lobbed about two dozen mortar mines near the villages of Lozove, Triokhizbenka and Krymske. The outskirts of the villages of Luhanske, Lobacheve, Lopaskyne and Zaitseve were shot at with light infantry weapons. The invaders also used small arms and heavy machine guns against the defenders of the villages of Malynove, Travneve, Zhovte, Novo-Oleksandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy focused its main fire activity in the Mariupol sector. Invaders repeatedly fired grenade launchers and small arms on the defenders of the villages of Vodiane and Hnutove. Moreover, militants opened fire from 120mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Pavlopil. The Russian-backed mercenaries also carried out target attacks from light infantry weapons and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka. Furthermore, the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Kamianka came under fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.