Thursday, May 11 2017 21:19 EEST
Ukraine
Ukraine reports 1 WIA amid 37 enemy attacks in last day
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 37 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used 122mm Grad-P MANPADs, 82mm mortars, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms against the Ukrainian Marines' positions near the village of Shyrokyne. 

The militants also fired 82mm mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. 

The fire from anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms was reported near the village of Hnutove.

The occupiers also fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers near the villages of Pavlopil and Novoselivka Druha.

In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near Butivka coal mine were shelled from 120mm mortars. 

The village of Zaitseve came under fire from 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. 

The militants also used 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns against the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka. The Russian occupation forces also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns and small arms on the village of Novhorodske. Grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns were used near the village of Kamianka. 

Moreover, the enemy used infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske, as well as anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pisky. 

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired 120mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers on the defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

The defenders of the villages of Valuiske and Novozvanivka were attacked with grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms.

The Russian-backed mercenaries also used automatic grenade launchers against the defenders of the village of Krymske.

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, the press service said.

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