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Militants attacked 45 times, five Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

ATO forces opened fire in return
08:15, 7 May 2017

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Situation in ATO zone remains tense, but controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russia-backed occupation forces do not stop shelling on ATO forces. Enemy fired 45 times at strongholds of Ukrainian defenders over past day. Five Ukrainian servicemen got wounded as a result. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Donetsk direction, 120 and 82 mm mortars, tank, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to attack strongholds near Avdiivka. Enemy fired 120 mm mortars, IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at Luhanske, while 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack Verkhnyotoretske. Militants used IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to attack positions near Pisky, fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at strongholds near Butivka mine, Mayorsk, Kamianka and Zaytseve. Enemy snipers were active near Zaytseve, Opytne and Pisky.

In Mariupol direction, enemy used 120 mm mortars, IFV and APC weaponry, small arms to attack positions near Shyrokyne. 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were fired at Pavlopil, while APC weaponry, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft auto cannons and small arms were used to attack positions near Vodiane. Militants fired 82 mm mortars, IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at Krasnohorivka and Marinka, while 82 mm mortars and small arms were fired at Hnutove. Chermalyk suffered fire from heavy machine guns. Enemy snipers were active near Vodiane.

In Luhansk direction, Russia-backed occupation forces attacked positions near Krymske using 120 mm mortars, IFV weaponry, anti-tank missile systems and heavy machine guns. 120 m mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were fired at strongholds near Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka. Positions near Troitske were attacked with anti-tank grenade launchers, while small arms and automatic grenade launchers were fired at strongholds near Stanytsia Luhanska.

ATO forces opened fire in return using automatic grenade launchers in order to suppress enemy attacks on positions in Avdiivka.

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