Thursday, July 27 2017 23:46 EEST
Military
Donbas conflict: 17 attacks, one Ukrainian soldier injured
Donbas, Conflict, 17 attacks, Ukrainian, Zoldier, Injured

Militants violated the ceasefire regime 17 times over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was injured. Anti-Terrorist Operation forces opened fire 11 times in response. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook page.

"Activity of Russian-terrorist forces was not significant from 18:00 until midnight, and at the end of the day, militants did not use mortars and heavy weapons, but in the evening there was no complete silence in Donbas," the message says.

In Donetsk area militants shelled ATO positions from grenade launchers and small arms near Avdiivka.

In Mariupol area militants used large-caliber machine guns near the villages of Vodyane and Mariinka. From small arms they shelled Ukrainian positions in Zolote and Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk area. And from IFV weapons they shelled Novozvanivka.

ATO headquarters notes that in recent years illegal groups have stepped up their intelligence activity.

"Just in the past 24 hours, our servicemen recorded 4 enemy drones and with the help of a thermal imager found a reconnaissance group of militants studying ATO positions near the village of Mykolaivka at around 3:00 am. After a warning fire they withdrew without engaging in fight," the press center informed.

As it was reported earlier militants shelled 9 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier got injured. In particular, the enemy used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

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