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Ukraine reports 82 enemy attacks, 5 WIA in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 82 times in the past 24 hours with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. News 13 March from UNIAN.
The heaviest fighting appears to have taken place in the Donetsk region, particularly near Avdeyevka where nearly “non-stop fighting” raged for more than ten hours on Sunday.
In the Donetsk sector, the situation was tense in the town of Avdiyivka, where the enemy opened fire from small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, mortars and tanks. At about 19:00 Kyiv time, the militants also started using Grad MLR systems. The occupiers fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Nevelske, Verkhniotoretske, Zaitseve, Opytne and Kamianka, as well as infantry fighting vehicles and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns on the defenders of Butivka coal mine. Moreover, 120mm mortars were used to shell the village of Luhanske.
Pictures posted by 24 Today reportedly showed some of the damage in Krasnogorovka, less than 20 kilometers west of Donetsk (map):
Translation: Aftermath of the shelling of Krasnogorovka shown on the Internet
Another Eight Ukrainian Soldiers Injured On Monday
The ATO reported an additional eight injuries on Monday between midnight and 18:00 local time. The ATO also reported that the ceasefire had been violated another 42 times.
“At around 17:30 Kyiv time today [on Monday, March 13], a 36-old female volunteer was wounded amid shelling of our positions at a roadblock before Avdiyivka’s industrial zone. The attack in that direction was mounted by Russian mercenaries using grenade launchers of different systems. The victim who has sustained a minor injury of the soft tissues of the chest was taken to the 66th mobile hospital in the town of Pokrovsk, where she received first aid and a fragment [of a projectile] was removed. The volunteer’s condition is satisfactory,” the ATO HQ said in an update as of 21:00 on Monday, March 13.
Ukraine reports eight wounded soldiers, one injured civilian in Donbas on Monday
Four Ukrainian soldiers were injured, another four were wounded in action and one Ukrainian civil volunteer received a chest wound amid attacks on the Ukrainian army's positions in Donbas on Monday, March 13, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.