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 Escalation in Donbas: six Ukrainian soldiers wounded in 72 militants’ attacks yesterday, - Staff

The Russian militants carried out 72 attacks on the Ukrainian troops in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area over the past day. Six Ukrainian soldiers were injured as a result.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the ATO Staff press center as of Jan. 7, 2017.

According to the Staff, the occupants shelled Vodiane village in Mariupol direction with 122 mm artillery; Marinka, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne and Talakivka - with mortars of various calibres. Pavlopil, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Hnutove, Starohnativka, Vodiane, Talakivka and Shyrokyne were fired upon with grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.

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Troitske and Novooleksandrivka in Luhansk direction were shelled with mortars of various calibers. The militants fired at Lobachove, Novooleksandrivka, Krymske, Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka with grenade launchers and small arms.

The invaders employed 82 mm mortars and IFV weapons against Troitske in Donetsk direction, grenade launchers and small arms - against Pisky, Avdiivka, Maiorsk, Novoluhanske and Luhanske.

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"A total of 72 attacks were recorded over the past 24-hour period. Six Ukrainian soldiers were wounded," the report reads.

As reported, the militants carried out 42 assaults on the ATO forces ' positions on Jan. 5.
 
 
 
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