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Militants shell 47 times in ATO area, one Ukrainian soldier killed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Another six military officers were injured
08:05, 27 April 2017

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Militants shelled 47 times in ATO area during the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, another six officers were injured, reports the press service of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

In Prymorske area militants shelled Shyrokyne from 120 mm mortars, APC and IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and small arms, Vodyane - from 82 mm mortars, IFV, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, Berezove – from 82 mm mortars, Mariinka – from IFV, grenade launchers and small arms, Krasnohorivka, Novotroitske and Pavlopil – from grenade launchers and small arms, Hnutove – from heavy machine guns and Chermalyk from small arms. Snipers were shooting in Mariinka.

“In Donetsk region, the enemy hit Ukrainian positions in Troitske from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. Russia-backed militants used 82 mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms in Verkhnyotoretske. Avdiivka was shelled from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems and heavy machine guns and positions in Pisky were shelled from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The enemy used grenade launchers of different systems and small arms to shell Mayorske and Novhorodske. Snipers were also shooting in Novhorodske area,” the message says.

Related: Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, five wounded over past day in ATO zone, — Defense Ministry

In Luhansk direction militants shelled Novooleksandrivka from 120 mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, Popasna – from 120 mm mortars, Troitske – from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine gunsm Novozvanivka – from grenade launchers and machine guns, Stanytsia Luhanska – from grenade launchers and small arms.

“In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to life and health of the servicemen, the commanders ordered to fire back ... According to the reconnaissance of the ATO headquarters, as a result of counter attack, 3 Russian militants, 7 more militants of illegal armed forces were wounded on April 25 and 26,” the message says.

Earlier it was reported that 18 attacks were reported over past day in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded. Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement.

Related: Escalation of hostilities in Donbas: 65 attacks over 24 hours

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