Fighting Steps Up to Previous Levels; 5 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded

September 9, 2017

Ukraine Day 1300: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle today.

Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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Fighting Steps Up to Previous Levels; 5 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded

Ukrainian soldiers at the front line. Photo by Ukrainska Pravda 

Russia-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions 35 times in this reporting period, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] dispatch.

Militants concentrated their fire on the Maritime and Donetsk lines, attacking Peski for two hours with mortars as well as grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and an armed BMP.
The Avdeyevka industrial zone and Butovka mine were also attacked. At about 18:00, militants fired an armed BMP and anti-aircraft system on Ukrainian positions at the approaches to Semigorya, wounding one Ukrainian soldier.
Near Maryinka on the Maritime line, 82-mm mortars were fired, and grenade-launchers were fired near Starognatovka. Small arms and heavy machine guns were used to attack Lebedinskoye and Talakovka. Another Ukrainian soldier was wounded at Vodyanoye about 22:00 from a grenade attack.

On the Lugansk line, militans fired grenade-launchers on Krymskoye and near Stanitsa Luganskaya.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick¬†