The situation in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas remained tense during the past day as militants made 52 shelling attacks at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Nine Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, the ATO press center said in a Facebook release on Thursday. In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used the tank artillery, 120- and 82-mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns to pound the ATO support points in the area of Avdiyivka. Near Pisky, militants used 82-mm mortars, IFV weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, and 120-mm mortars in the area of Luhanske.
Near Kamyanka, they fired mortars of 82-mm caliber, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the Butivka found themselves under the fire of 82-mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The Russia-backed terrorists used the mortars of 82-mm caliber and grenade launchers to attack the ATO positions near Troyitske and Verkhnyotoretske, and fired grenade launchers and small arms at Zaitseve. Enemy snipers operated In the area of Pisky.
In the coastal sector, the opposite party pounded Vodiane with 122-mm artillery, 82-mm mortars, armored vehicles weapons, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Using 120- and 82-mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms, militants pounded the ATO strongpoints near Pavlopil. With 120-mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine the enemy pounded the defenders of Hnutove, and used portable rocket system Grad Partizan, 82-mm mortars, IFV weapons to attack the defenders of Shyrokyne. 82-mm mortars fired at Ukrainian units Krasnohorivka, while grenade launchers and machine guns pounded the ATO positions in the area of Maryinka.
Vodiane, Novotroyitske and Novomykhailivka were under the fire of enemy snipers.
In the Luhansk sector, separatists shelled the positions of the ATO near Krymske from 120-mm and 82-mm mortars. Grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used near Novozavanivka and Novooleksandrivka. The defenders of Novooleksandrivka were shelled from the IFV weapons, and Troyitske's defenders – from automatic grenade launchers. The ATO positions near Stanytsya Luhanska and Lobachovo were fired from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms.
Enemy snipers activated in the area of Novooleksandrivka.
Earlier, a Ukrainian serviceman was fatally wounded during military training sessions in the ATO zone.