Two Ukrainian troops killed, four wounded in east
Militants fire mortar bombs in series.
Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and four wounded in the antiterrorist operation (ATO) area on 27 August, a spokesman of the presidential administration for ATO issues, Col Andriy Lysenko, said at a daily briefing the next day.
According to the ATO HQ evening update on 28 August, the Russian occupying troops launched 27 fire attacks against the Ukrainian army during the day.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy launched a series of attacks near Avdiyivka, using 120-mm and 82-mm mortars. It fired on Mayorsk and Novoselivka-2 with grenade launchers of various systems and large-calibre machine guns.
"The enemy targeted Arkhanhelske again with 152-mm artillery. In Svitlodarsk, the occupiers used infantry fighting vehicles, hit Novoselivka-2 with an anti-tank missile system, and fired over 40 tank shells on Avdiyivka," the ATO HQ said.
In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired with heavy artillery, banned by the Minsk agreements, on the ATO positions in Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Over 60 shells of 122-mm calibre were fired against Shyrokyne. The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms In Novohryhorivka and Vodyane, and large-calibre guns in Maryinka.
"In Luhansk Region, the enemy opened mortar fire on the positions in Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka. It continued to target Stanytsya Luhanska with 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and large-calibre machine guns," it said.