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Ministry of Defense: Active hostilities near Avdiivka, three Ukrainian troops wounded

Ministry of Defense: Active hostilities near Avdiivka, three Ukrainian troops wounded
Kyiv, February 03, 2018.

Yesterday Russia-backed militants delivered four precision attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions, having fired eighteen 82-mm mortar rounds. All the attacks took place in Donetsk sector, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsylyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

At 12:00, Russian proxies started a 40-minute attack on Ukrainian positions near Lebedynske, in which they used grenade launchers and fired four 82-mm mortar rounds. After 15:00, the militants fired seven 82-mm mortar rounds in Pavlopil area.

In Avdiivka area, Russia-backed militants delivered two intense attacks on Ukrainian strongholds over four hours using small arms, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns.  The militants also fired seven 82-mm mortar rounds. Ukrainian troops returned fire using small arms.

Unfortunately, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action near Avdiivka. Press center of the ATO Staff also reports that on February 1, one Ukrainian troop was killed resulting from an explosion of an unidentified explosive device.

Report on the military developments as of February 2 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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