Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 20 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) in a mine explosion and six as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
"The militants opened fire from mortars and grenade launchers on our positions near the town of Schastia and the village of Novotoshkivske several times. They also fired at least five 120mm mortar rounds on Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Syze. Moreover, the enemy was shelling the ATO strong points near the village of Krymske using 120mm mortars for almost half an hour," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.
In the Mariupol sector, the Russian-backed illegal armed groups attacked the ATO observation post near the village of Lebedynske with mortars and small arms twice. The armed provocations were also recorded near the town of Maryinka.
Enemy Grad hits ATO forces in Shyrokine, Vodiane – HQIn the Donetsk sector, one soldier was wounded in action as a result of the shelling the Ukrainian positions from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the outskirts of Avdiyivka at around 21:00.
"In response, our soldiers opened prompt return fire on enemy positions using authorized weapons," the report said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, positions of the Armed Forced of Ukraine stationed near the village of Krymske, the Luhansk sector, had been shelled with powerful Russia's RPG-27 Tavolga anti-tank grenade launchers being in service only in Russia and Jordan.