Donbas conflict: One Ukrainian soldier killed, five injured in ATO zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants continue to use weapons against Ukrainian forces and shell residential areas of front-line towns and villages, according to ATO HQ
08:06, 13 June 2017

Militants shell Ukrainian positions in ATO zone 57 times along the whole delimitations line. Five times they shelled directly the residential sector. Over the past 24 hours, one soldier was killed. Five more defenders were injured. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

In Prymorske area near Olhynka and Hrafske villages militants shelled Mariinka from IFV weaponry around 22:00. As a result of the shelling one house got on fire. There were no victims.

Here the militants also shelled Ukrainian positions in Pavlopil, Mariinka and Chermalyk from mortars of different calibers. In Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Talakivka, Hnutove and Berezove militants repeatedly shelled from grenade launchers and small arms. In total 27 attacks were recorded here.

In Donetsk area Russia-backed terrorists shelled continuously after the nightfall, in particular in southers suburbs of Avdiivka and to the east near Kamianka. The enemy shelled from 120 and 82 mm mortars, tanks, anti-aircraft systems and infantry weaponry. Several attacks from 125-mm tank guns have traditionally hit the residential quarters of Avdiivka, shells exploded nears the houses. There were no casualties. The circumstances and consequences of this shelling are now being clarified. "By the way, the shelling of houses of local residents was also recorded yesterday in the Zaitseve area, where militants were firing from a large-caliber machine gun," the report said.

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In Luhansk area militants shelled 18 times. Troitske and Kyakovka were shelled from 120 mm mortars. Novotoshkivke, Katerynivka, Tryokhzibenka, Zolote and Novooleksandrivka were shelled from 82 mm mortars. In Novooleksandrivka they also used anti-tank missile systems. Near Krymske militants shelled Ukrainian positions from IFV. Zhovte, Lobacheve, Novotoshkivke, Stanytsia Luhanska and Malunove were shelled from grenade launchers and small arms.

Earlier it was reported that 25 enemy attacks were reported in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and four got wounded.

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