1 Ukrainian Soldier KIA; 2 WIA on the Front Line; Donetsk Filtration Station Resumes Operation

May 22, 2017
Donetsk Filtration Station. File photo

Ukraine Day 1190: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was KIA and two were WIA today. The Donetsk Filtration Station has resumed operation.

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1 Ukrainian Soldier KIA; 2 WIA on the Front Line; Donetsk Filtration Station Resumes Operation

Photo: Ukrainian soldiers at training in May 2017 

A Ukrainian soldier from the 44th Separate Artillery Brigade was killed in battle today, Liga.net reported, citing the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ press service.

Russia-backed forces attacked 48 times using heavy artillery, and 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the previous reporting period, Liga.net reported, citing the ATO morning dispatch.
On the Maritime line, there were 17 attacks; Shirokino was struck with 120-mm mortars; Ukrainian soldiers’ positions in Vodyanoye were shelled from a tank.
Near Gnutovo, 82-mm mortars were fired and an armed BMP attacked positions near Pavlopol. Near Lebedinskoye, Chermalyk and Novotroitskoye, militants fired firearms and grenade-launchers.
On the Donetsk line, there were 24 attacks, mainly on the area around Avdeyevka; in the evening, 82-mm and 120-mm mortars were fired and also small arms.
Near Kamenka, 82-mm mortars were fire as well as an anti-aircraft system. Small arms and grenae-launchers were fired on Verkhnyetoretskoye, Opytnoye and Peski.
Near Gorlovka, Zaytsevo and Mayorsk were attacked; the Donetsk Filtration Station was shelled from the direction of Yasinovataya.
On the Lugansk line, there were 7 attacks, 120-mm mortars, grenade-launchers and small arms were used near Troitskoye; 82-mm mortars were fired near Krymskoye and Zolotoye.
Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanik said at his daily briefing that the Russia-backed forces had resumed firing from the Donetsk Airport again, Liga.net reported.

0269, the Mariupol municipal news site, said the Donetsk Filtration Station had resumed operation this morning and was not damaged.

– Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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