3 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded; 62 Attacks; Homes Damaged in Avdeyevka, Maryinka from Russia-Backed Shelling

April 21, 2017
A Ukrainian man points to a crater left by a shell fired by Russia-backed forces among a number that damaged homes in Maryinka today. Photo by ATO

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3 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded; 62 Attacks; Homes Damaged in Avdeyevka, Maryinka from Russia-Backed Shelling

Attacks worsened today despite the ceasefire, Unian reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] 
In it morning dispatch, the ATO reported 41 attacks on its positions, and two soldiers wounded. In the evening dispatch, the ATO reported 21 attacks during the day and one soldier wounded, bringing the total to 3 soldiers wounded and 62 attacks in this 24-hour period.
Unian reported that yesterday as we reported, 2 soldiers were killed but in fact a total of 8 were wounded
On the Maritime line, 120-mm mortars were fired on Ukrainian defenders at Novotroitskoe; tanks, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were fired at Maryinka. Anti-tank grenades and heavy machine guns were used to attack Vodyanoye and Lebedinskoye. Automatic-grenade-launchers were fired on Gnutovo. Small arms were fired on Shirokino. Snipers were active near Maryinka and Lebedinskoye.
On the Donetsk line, 120-mm mortars were fired on positions near Troitskoye; grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns were also fired. At Peski, an armed BMP was used, grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns; Zaytsevo was also struck by grenade-launchers and machine guns and anti-tank grenades were used to attack Avdeyevka.
Yesterday as we reported, April 20, Avdeyevka was shelled. There were no casualties, but some homes were damaged, Unian reported. The ATO has uploaded some pictures and a video:

Homes in Maryinka were also damaged from militant shelling, Unian reported, citing Donetsk Region official Pavel Zhebrivskiy on his Facebook page. 
The ATO uploaded pictures, noting that 82-mm mortar-launchers, a tank, and small arms were fired on Maryinka, and the shells were then found in residential areas, including on Prokofyeva Street. An unexplosed 125-mm tank shell was found landed next to a home, unexploded
Some of the town is without power now.

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