ATO HQ reports 1 killed, two wounded soldiers amid 17 enemy attacks
Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 17 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action, and another three as wounded in action, another one as tripped a mine and slightly injured, the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.
"In general, 17 violations of the ceasefire regime by the invaders were recorded over the past day. And in more than half of the cases, the Ukrainian military suppressed the enemy's firing activity from grenade launchers and small arms. As a result of enemy shelling, two servicemen were wounded, another one tripped a mine and received a light wounding and, unfortunately, Ukraine has lost one defender," the press center's reports says posted on its Facebook page on Friday morning.
"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired 120mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms near the village of Troyitske in the daytime. In the evening, the militants used grenade launchers of various types, against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske, Lobacheve, Valuiske and Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as small arms near the villages of Luhanske, Zaitseve and Stanytsia Luhanska," the report says.
In the Donetsk sector, the hot spot was outside the town of Avdiyivka. Here, the Russian occupation forces repeatedly opened fire from 82mm mortars and the entire range of light infantry weapons. The invaders used grenade launchers and small arms to attack Ukrainian troops stationed near Butovka coal mine and the defenders of the town of Maryinka and the village of Shyrokyne.
In addition, flights of enemy UAVs banned by the Minsk agreements were spotted near the towns of Schastia and Maryinka, the press centre reported.