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One ATO trooper wounded in ATO zone

Militants waged 36 shelling attacks at the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas.

One ATO trooper wounded in ATO zone
Photo: Photo: Max Levin

Over the past day, Donbas separatists, backed by Russia, made 36 shelling attacks at the positions of Ukrainian servicemen, including five times from heavy artillery. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded Ukrainian action, the ATO press center reported on Facebook on 21 June. In the coastal sector, the separatists used only infantry weapons during the day but employed artillery after the sunset. The positions of the ATO troops near Talakivka were fired at from 122-mm artillery and anti-tank grenade launchers. An enemy sniper was active in the area.

Subsequently, the terrorists opened fire from 82-mm mortars in the area of Hnutove. ATO forces stationed in the area of Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Pavlopil, Novomykhailivka and Maryinka came under fire of grenade launchers and small arms. Overall, 18 counts of ceasefire violation were recorded in this sector.

In the Donetsk sector, militants waged six shelling attacks at ATO forces. After a lull in the morning and throughout the day, the terrorists at 18:00 opened fire from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at the positions of the Armed Forces in the area of Kamyanka. Within a few minutes, the enemy lobed the ATO strong points in the suburb of Avdiyivka with 120-mm mortars, banned by the Minsk agreements and grenade launchers. Before midnight, pro-Russian militants, using grenade launchers, small arms and 82-mm mortars, at least three times fired upon the military positions near Avdiyivka and Verkhnyotoretske.

In the Luhansk sector, the situation escalated near the Bakhmut motorway, where the militants used heavy artillery. In particular, the positions of ATO troops stationed in the area of Krymske several times came under the fire of 152-mm artillery and 120-mm mortars of the opposite side. From 82-mm mortars and IFV weapons rthe enemy shelled the ATO fortifications near Novozvanivka. In the areas of Shchastya, Stanytsya Luhanska and Novooleksandrivka, the enemy mostly used grenade launchers and small arms.

"DPR" militants attacked OSCE monitors in the area of Yasynuvata, a report said.