ATO conflict escalates: five Ukrainian soldiers killed, 13 injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants attempt to assault our positions near Avdiivka twice
08:08, 30 January 2017

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Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 13 were injured in ATO area, militants shelled 56 times. This was reported by the press center of the ATO in Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, militants used multiple rocket launchers of BM-21 Grad 20 times to shell Ukrainian positions in Talakivka. They shelled Vodyane from Grad P, 122 mm artillery of different calibers. They hit Lebedynske from122 mm artillery and Krasnohorivka – from mortars of different calibers. Occupants shelled Hnutove, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Krasnohorivka and Talakivka from grenade launchers and small arms. The enemy hit Shyrokyne from APC and IFV.

Related: Donbas conflict: 22 shelling reported in ATO area over the day

In Donetsk, militants attempted to assault our positions near Avdiivka twice. They were forced to retreat with losses. Militants continued to shell Verhnyotoretske, Avdiivka, Opytne, Luhanske, Zaitseve and Kamianka during the day. Tanks were firing in Novhorodske and Pisky.

In Luhansk direction militants shelled Novooleksandrivka, Troitske, Popasna and Novozvanivka from mortars of different calibers and grenade launchers.

Earlier it was reported that 55 attacks were reported in Donbas, according to ATO HQ. One Ukrainian soldier got wounded.

Related: DNR militants reported death of their battalion commander near Avdiivka

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