Ukraine reports 3 WIA's amid 21 enemy attacks in last day

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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 21 times in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"The Svitlodarska Duha bulge, which is in the Luhansk sector, remained the most volatile confrontation area. Here, the largest intensity of shelling from mortars of various calibers and the entire range of infantry weapons was recorded near the village of Luhanske, and lasted almost during the whole day with small interruptions. A skirmish also occurred in this area, which lasted more than five hours. Our military repulsed a subversive and reconnaissance group of the militants from the 7th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd Army Corps of the Southern Military District of Russia. The enemy suffered losses as a result of the fight, namely one was killed and two others were wounded. In addition, the enemy used heavy machine guns against the defenders of the village of Novoluhanske," the report says.

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"More than two dozen 120mm shells were launched by the enemy on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske and Prychepylivka. In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Pisky and Kamianka repeatedly came under fire from 82mm mortars and infantry weapons," the ATO HQ said.