Thursday, September 14 2017 22:58 EEST
Military
Militants shell 25 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier wounded
Militants, 25 times, Donbas, Ukrainian,  Soldier,  Wounded

The intensity of shelling by the militants has somewhat decreased in Donetsk conflict zone over the past day. During this period, illegal armed groups shelled 25 times the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as a result of which one Ukrainian serviceman was injured. This was reported by the press center of Ukraine’s Army HQ in Facebook page.

The situation was most tense in Donetsk area, according to the report.

"Here, the militants opened fire at our positions in the outskirts of Avdiivka from various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms four times. As a result of one of these attacks around 23:00, one of our soldiers was injured, and was immediately taken to the nearest military medical hospital. Now his health is in satisfactory state, "the headquarters said.

In addition, at the end of the day, Ukrainian positions near Zaitseve, Kamianka and twice in the Pisky area were under the fire of militants.

It is noted that in Mariupol area, illegal armed groups attacked several times Ukrainian positions from grenade launchers in Vodyane area, from IFV armament near Hnutove. Small arms and large-caliber machine guns were used on the approaches to Mariinka and Shyrokyne.

In Luhansk area, the bandits shelled from the anti-aircraft guns near Krymske, and from grenade launchers near Stanytsia Luhanska.

"Several times, when the enemy shelling posed a direct threat to the lives of our defenders, ATO forces opened fire in response," the headquarters reported.

As it was reported earlier there were 5 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas over the day. Militants continued to violate the ceasefire, but the situation is relatively calm since midnight.

Earlier: Donbas crisis sore spot between U.S. and Russia – State Dep.