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Ukraine reports 9 WIAs amid 52 enemy attacks in last day
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 52 times in the past 24 hours with nine Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy opened fire from tanks, 120mm and 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka.

"The militants used 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns against the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pisky, as well as 120mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske," the report says.

The defenders of the village of Kamianka came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of Butivka coal mine were attacked with 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Moreover, the enemy fired 82mm mortars and grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Troyitske and Verkhniotoretske, as well as grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve. Enemy snipers were also active near Pisky.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces used 122mm artillery systems, 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms against the Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane. "The enemy shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pavlopil. In addition, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack the defenders of the village of Hnutove, while 122mm Grad-P MANPADs, 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles were used to shell the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne. The enemy also fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka, as well as grenade launchers and machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. Furthermore, snipers were active near the villages of Vodiane, Novotroyitske and Novomykhailivka," the press service said.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders opened fire from 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske, as well as 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the villages of Novozavanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka. In addition, the defenders of Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles, while the defenders of the village of Troyitske were attacked with automatic grenade launchers. Additionally, the occupiers used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms against the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Lobacheve. Enemy snipers were also working near Novo-Oleksandrivka.

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