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Donbas conflict: Militants shell 27 times, three Ukrainian soldiers injured
08:06, 25 July 2017
Donbas conflict: Militants shell 27 times, three Ukrainian soldiers injured

On Monday, the situation in ATO zone got aggravated: daytime calm after 18 hours was replaced by the activation of illegal armed groups in all areas

08:06, 25 July 2017

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Militants shelled 27 times in Anti-Terrorist Operation zone. Due to the attacks three Ukrainian soldiers got injured. This was reported by ATO headquarters press service in Facebook.

In Luhansk area, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions from small arms and large-scale machine guns near Donets, Malynove, Katerynivka, Novozavanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska. And at 21:00 a group of militants, during the reconnaissance, tried to get closer to ATO positions near the village of Tryohizbenka. Ukrainian soldiers spotted the enemy in time and forced to retreat using small arms.

As it was reported earlier one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in Donbas over 24 hours. Russia-backed militants have launched 14 attacks during the period.

In Mariupol area illegal armed forces attacked our positions from grenade launchers near Lebedynske, Krasnohorivka, Novotroitske, Shyrokyne. Two of our soldiers were injured as a result of attacks from small arms of Ukrainain positions near Bohdanivka. And almost at 23:00, occupants used 120 and 82 millimeters mortars in Krasnohorivka.

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In the Donetsk region, Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka and the Butivka mine were shelled twice from mortars and grenade launchers. In addition, at 21:00 militants from a grenade launcher shelled in Svitlodarsk area. As a result of this attack, one Ukrainian soldier got injured.

In the evening and at night, almost after every enemy attack our troops opened fire in response. According to operational data, the enemy has losses in personnel, technology and weapons.

In response to the enemy provocations ATO forces opened fire mainly from small arms, large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.

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