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Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants deliver six attacks yesterday, all in Donetsk sector

Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants deliver six attacks yesterday, all in Donetsk sector
Kyiv, December 29, 2017.

Russia-backed militants made six attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions over the last day, using heavy weapons in some of these. All the attacks took place in Donetsk sector, Luhansk sector was peaceful, Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO, at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Donetsk sector, Russian proxies twice attacked Ukrainian strongholds near Pavlopil in the first half of the day using 82-mm mortars, mounted grenade launchers, and IFV mounted weapons. An enemy sniper was spotted outside Krasnohorivka during the daytime. Russia-backed militants also attacked our positions near Shakhta Butovka with small arms.

In the evening, Russian proxies used mortars and hand-held grenade launchers near Talakivka. “At the same time, militants attacked Ukrainian stronghold near Verkhniotoretske with mounted automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms,” Colonel Motuzyanyk added. Ukrainian troops did not return fire.

Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action near Krasnohorivka.

Report on the military developments as of December 28 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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