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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in ATO

Militants waged 67 shelling attacks.

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in ATO
Photo: Photo: EPA / UPG

Over the past day, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and four were wounded and wounded. The operational situation at the front remains difficult, ATO headquarters reported on Monday, 12 June.

In the coastal sector, the enemy fired 122-mm artillery to pound the ATO positions in the area of Pavlopil and Novohryhorivka, and used 120-mm mortars in the area of Hnutove. In Novomykhailivka and Krasnohorivka, militants fired 82-mm mortars. Opposite Pavlopil, the separatists used anti-tank missile systems. Over the past few days, the enemy have repeatedly fired small arms, grenade launchers and IFV weapons at the positions of Ukrainian troops stationed in Talakivka, Lebedynske and Vodyane.

In the Donetsk sector, the shelling continued on the approaches to Avdiyivka. In particular, militants repeatedly used mortars and less powerful weapons in the southern suburbs of this settlement and to the north-east, near Kamyanka. At about 6 pm, militants hit the ATO fortifications at this section of the front the tanks. One enemy shell hit civilian quarters. Fortunately, none of the local residents suffered.

Earlier, the pumping station of the Yuzhnodonbass water conduit was hit and put out order by an enemy shell.

In the same sector, the enemy fired mortars and infantry weapons in the area of Pisky and Verkhnyotoretske. In the area of Zaitseve, militants systematically fired grenade launchers and IFV weapons.

In the Luhansk sector, the positions of Ukrainian military stationed in Krymske, Novotoshkivske and Yekaterynivka were repeatedly pounded from 120-mm mortars, and 152-mm howitzers. The enemy fired 82-mm mortars to shell Troyitske and Popasna. In the same places, and in Novozvanivka and Novoaleksandrivka, the separatist fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers.

On 10 June, four Ukrainian soldiers were killed, mostly in mortar shelling. Four ATO troops were wounded.