ATO:2 wounded servicemen amid 33 enemy attacks
Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 33 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.
"Over the past day, the militants have violated the truce 33 times. The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine returned fire 23 times. As a result of enemy shelling, two Ukrainian servicemen were injured ... Particularly active the enemy violates the ceasefire agreements in the evening and at night," the ATO staff said.
The enemy significantly increased the number of shelling in the Luhansk sector. In particular, using 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms, the invaders shelled the defenders of the village of Novotoshkivske four times. Russian-backed mercenaries used the same types of weapons against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Mayske. Using infantry weapons, the militants also violated the ceasefire near the villages of Troyitske, Krymske, Zaitseve and Luhanske.
In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms several times on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The defenders of the town of Maryinka were attacked with 82mm mortars and small arms.
Moreover, the invaders lobbed five 120mm mines on the defenders of the village of Pavlopil, which is close to the port city of Mariupol. In addition, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Shyrokyne came under grenade fire.