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

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

Russian-backed militants launched 17 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Donbas over the past day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

“The enemy violated ceasefire 17 times over the past day. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded as a result of the enemy shelling. He was immediately delivered to a military mobile hospital and provided with necessary medical assistance,” the report reads.

In Donetsk direction, the enemy shelled Ukrainian defenders near Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), using grenade launchers of various types and large-caliber machine guns.

In addition, a Russian-made Orlan-10-type unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down by Ukrainian troops in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone. For the last month and a half, it was the fourth downed UAV of this type.

In Luhansk direction, the tensest situation was observed in Svitlodarsk area, where Russian-backed militants used artillery weapon of 122mm caliber and 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Troitske (69km west of Luhansk). Illegal armed formations used mortars of different caliber and grenade launchers to fire at Ukrainian positions near Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) and Novhorodske (34km north of Donetsk).


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