Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 14 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
Read alsoUkrainian troops eliminate enemy subversive group in Shyrokyne (Video)"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy used 120mm mortars against our positions near the villages of Troyitske and Lozove. The illegal armed formations also shelled the defenders of the villages of Travneve and Maiorsk, using grenade launchers of various types, small arms and heavy machine guns," the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters said on Facebook on Thursday, February 15.
In the Donetsk sector, the outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka became the epicenter of escalation, where the Ukrainian defenders came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns. "In the same area, the occupiers repeatedly fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and infantry weapons at the defenders of Butivka coal mine. In addition, heavy mortars were used by the enemy near the village of Vodiane, which is in the Mariupol sector, and near the village of Novotroyitske. Simultaneously, the invaders engaged grenade launchers of various types and small arms. Moreover, they opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles' cannons and a whole arsenal of small arms near the town of Krasnohorivka," the report says.