Monday, October 16 2017 21:51 EEST
Military
Ukraine says 2 wounded in ATO zone in past 24 hours
Ukraine, Says,  2 Wounded, ATO,  Zone, Past,  24 hours

At the end of the past day, the situation in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remained tense, according to the ATO press center.

In general, over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 16 times, while two Ukrainian troops were wounded in action, the ATO press center wrote on Facebook. 

After 18:00 Kyiv time, Russian-occupation forces continued shelling the Ukrainian positions, using mainly light infantry weapons.

"In the Donetsk direction, militants hit the fortified positions of the Ukrainian forces three times from small arms and large-caliber machine guns on the outskirts of Avdiyivka. Ukraine’s positions near Kamenka also came under the enemy fire from small arms. On the Prymorske line, the enemy fired twice at our strongpoints near Talakivka. About 23:00, one of our troops was injured by enemy fire," the report said.

In the evening hours, the Luhansk line remained silent. It is noted that in response, the Armed Forces of Ukraine returned fire 11 times repelling the attacks. 

Earlier at the Maryinka checkpoint, an enemy sniper wounded a Ukrainian border guard.

Earlier: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas over day