Militants launched 17 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 17 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 17 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas in last day.

This is reported by the ATO press center.

"Over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 17 times. The Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the enemy 12 times. As a result of fighting, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, one was wounded and two more sustained injuries," the statement reads.

In Donetsk direction, illegal armed formations used anti-tank grenade launchers to shell Ukrainian positions near Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk).

In Mariupol direction, militants opened fire from 82mm mortars and weapons on infantry fighting vehicles on the defenders of Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol). The enemy used weapons on infantry fighting vehicles also to launch attacks on Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk) and Berezove (35km south-west of Donetsk). ATO troops outside Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher fire.

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants fired at positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine outside Novotoshkivske (53km north-west of Luhansk), using mortars. ATO troops near Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) came under heavy machine gun, 82mm and 120mm mortar fire.

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