Escalation in Donbas: 53 enemy attacks on Ukraine, 3 WIA's in last day

By On April 28, 2018

Escalation in Donbas: 53 enemy attacks on Ukraine, 3 WIA's in last day

Escalation in Donbas: 53 enemy attacks on Ukraine, 3 WIA's in last dayThe militants continue to use weapons banned by the Minsk agreements.REUTERSREUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 53 times in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).

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In the Donetsk sector, the occupiers used proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the village of Vodiane, while 120m mortars were used outside the village of Lebedynske. In addition, the enemy repeatedly resorted to grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small ar ms to fire at Ukrainian positions near Butivka coal mine, the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Nevelske, Hnutove, Kamianka and Pesky, the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook on Saturday morning.

The aggressor also used an anti-tank missile system and infantry fighting vehicles to shell the defenders of the village of Talakivka; grenade launches were used near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Bohdanivka, as well as heavy machine guns near the villages of Opytne, Verkhniotoretske, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil and Pyshevyk. An enemy sniper was active near Maryinka.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and large-caliber machine guns at Ukrainian fortified positions outside the village of Krymske. Moreover, the aggressor used 120 mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles to attack the defenders of the town of Svitlodarsk.

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