Militants launched 19 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 19 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 19 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.

In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and infantry weapons near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Troitske (69km west of Luhansk). Several enemy mortars of 82mm caliber exploded outside Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk) and Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk). ATO troops also came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire near Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk) and Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk). Militants also shelled Ukrainian strongholds outside Hladosove (51km north-east of Donetsk) and Lozove (13km west of Donetsk), using grenade launchers and machine guns. In addition, illegal armed formations used small arms and weapons on infantry combat vehicles to fire at defenders of Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk).

In Donetsk direction, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions outside Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk) and Pisky (12km north-west of Donetsk), using mortars of different calibers.

As a result of the enemy attacks, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one was wounded.


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