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Three Ukrainian troops killed, eight wounded on 3 Feb

Over 100 militants attacks were registered in 24 hours.

Three Ukrainian troops killed, eight wounded on 3 Feb
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Three Ukrainian troops were killed and eight wounded on 3 February, the Defence Ministry's spokesperson for antiterrorist operation (ATO) issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, said at a briefing the next day.

One was killed near Troyitske and two in Halytsynivka as a result of a shelling attack with Grad multiple-launch rocket systems. Two servicemen were wounded at the Svitlodarsk salient, one each in Halytsynivka, the Butovka mine, Pisky, Chermalyk, Hnutove and Shyrokyne.

According to the morning update by the ATO HQ, pro-Russian militants carried out 115 attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired with Grads on Halytsynivka, 152-mm and 122-mm artillery, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars on Avdiyivka, Luhanske, Troyitske and Zaytseve. Tanks repeatedly fired on Pisky, Kamyanka, Avdiyivka and Lyhanske. Zaytseve was targeted with small arms.

In the Mariupol sector, Talakivka came under fire from Grads, 152-mm and 122-mm artillery. The militants fired with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars on Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Novotroyitske, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Maryinka and Chermalyk, and with grenade launchers on Hnutove. A sniper targeted Pavlopil, infantry fighting vehicles were used against Vodyane and Lebedynse, anti-tank missile systems against Chermalyk, an infantry fighting vehicle and a tank against Shyrokyne.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupation forces fired with 152-mm and 122-mm artillery, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars on Troyitske, Popasna, Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka. Grenade launchers and small arms were used against Krymske and Katerynivka. Stanytsya Luhanska and Valuyske came under fire from grenade launchers and sniper rifles. Anti-aircraft guns were used against Troyitske.

From 29 January to 2 February, 10 servicemen were killed and 66 wounded in Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region.