ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 32 times Jan 7, 3 WIA

Sun, 08.01.2017 13:49

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 32 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Saturday, January 7, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. 

In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Vodiane, as well as mortars on the villages of Pavlopil and Talakivka. They also used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms in the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Hnutove, Starohnativka, Vodiane, Talakivka and Shyrokyne, the ATO HQ said in an evening update.

Read also Christmas in Donbas: 42 militant attacks, 2 WIA In the Luhansk sector, the enemy shelled mortars of different calibers on the village of Troyitske. Additionally, the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka. In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force opened fire from 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles on the village of Troyitske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Pisky and Luhanske.

Furthermore, a skirmish took place near Avdiyivka. The attack was repulsed, the militants retreated.

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