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Ukraine reports 2 KIA's amid 48 enemy attacks in last day
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

The Mariupol sector became the epicenter of shelling yesterday. The enemy used 82mm mortars, a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to fire on the defenders of the village of Berezove. The Russian occupation forces also used infantry fighting vehicles to attack the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Hnutove and Vodiane, as well as grenade launchers of various systems near the villages of Bohdanivka and Chermalyk. Additionally, heavy machine guns were used to shell the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne and the town of Krasnohorivka. Enemy snipers were also active near Hnutove.

The town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine were the hot spots in the Donetsk sector where the Russian-backed militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions. They also used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Pisky. The defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske came under fire from grenade launchers, while the Ukrainian servicemen near the village of Kamianka were attacked with heavy machine guns and small arms.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders shelled the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske, using a 120mm mortar.

The ATO forces fired back to deter the enemy's firing activity.

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