Donbas war: Donbas on fire: Militants attacking with mortars and armour, many wounded

14:22 Nov. 29, 2016

Donbas on fire: Militants attacking with mortars and armour, many wounded

Ukrainian soldier in the ruins of Avdiyivka industrial zone (by Andriy Rymaruk / 'Back and Alive')

Russian proxies attacking on Luhansk and Mariupol directions, Donetsk area mortared

The situation in Donbas remained tense during the last day, Defense Ministry spokesman on Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Col. Oleksandr Motuzianyk reported at today's briefing. Major attacks of Russian proxies were commenced in coastal area – 22 fire raids reported there. 4 incidents included using heavy weapons, one attack launched with armour.

The day before, Russian-sponsored militants attacked Luhansk region, 11 attacks reported, including 4 with heavy weapons. The village of Krymske, for example, suffered 34 hits from mortar shells.

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Donetsk region has only seen 5 attacks, but most of them with heavy weapons. Ukrainian troops report of 56 mortar shells hitting their positions. They also opened the return fire.

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According to Col. Oleksandr Motuzianyk, five Ukrainian soldiers were injured during the last day. But this data may be incomplete: Luhansk regional administration report about four injured in their area solely (not including Donetsk and Mariupol directions).

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