Wednesday, May 3 2017 20:50 EEST
Military
Ukraine reports 63 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 7 WIAs in last day
Ukraine,  Reports,  63 Enemy,  Attacks, 1 KIA, 7 WIAs, Last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 63 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and seven as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

"In the Mariupol sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The militants also used 82mm mortars, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms against the defenders of the village of Hnutove, as well as 82mm mortars against the defenders of the village of Slavne," the report says.

It is also noted that the enemy fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the villages of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske, as well as grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pavlopil and the town of Maryinka. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Lebedynske were attacked with heavy machine guns and small arms, while the Ukrainian positions near the village of Chermalyk came under fire from small arms. Additionally, enemy snipers were active near Hnutove and Novotroyitske.

"In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske came under fire from 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The militants also fired 120mm mortars and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Nevelske, as well as 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns near Butivka coal mine and the village of Kamianka," the press service said.

The invaders also used infantry fighting vehicles, 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems against the defenders of the village of Zaitseve. Moreover, they fired 82mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the village of Troyitske. In addition, enemy snipers were working near Avdiyivka.

"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske and Novozvanivka. The Russian-backed mercenaries also used 82mm mortars in the village of Katerynivka, as well as 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the village of Troyitske. Furthermore, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as anti-tank grenade launchers against the defenders of the villages of Valuiske and Stanytsia Luhanska," the report reads.

In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of servicemen, the commanders made decisions to adequately fire in response.

Earlier  President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel