10:18 21.02.2018

ATO HQ reports 1 KIA, 7 WIA amid 15 enemy attacks on Ukrainian army positions

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ATO HQ reports 1 KIA, 7 WIA amid 15 enemy attacks on Ukrainian army positions

Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 15 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another seven as wounded in action (WIA), the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.

"In general, over the past day, the enemy conducted 15 targeted attacks, as a result of the aggressor's actions, unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, five soldiers were injured, two more of our defenders received battle traumas," the ATO press center's report reads on Facebook.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy was active near the village of Troyitske, where it had for several hours been firing from 122mm and 100mm artillery systems, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, and grenade launchers. In the vicinity of Krymske and Svitlodarsk, illegal armed formations employed 82mm mortars and small arms, while the defenders of the village of Katerynivka came under fire from an anti-tank missile system and grenade launchers.

The Mariupol sector became the epicenter of fire tension. Here, the militants used 120mm mortars near the villages of Lebedynske and Lomakyne. The invaders also fired from 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pisky, while the outskirts of Avdiyivka were shelled from automatic grenade launchers.

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