Ukraine Under Attack: Six wounded as Russian-backed militants attack Ukrainian army dugout
Politics14:38 Nov. 15, 2016
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Six wounded as Russian-backed militants attack Ukrainian army dugout

More than 20 attacks registered over past 24 hours, heavy artillery used in Mariupol sector

Six Ukrainian servicemen have been wounded as combined Russian-separatist forces launched 21 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine.

According to Ukraine's Defense Ministry spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzianyk, all the soldiers were injured in the town of Avdiivka, one of the hotspots on the map of the Donbas war.

Ukrainian media reported that a dugout of Ukrainian soldiers was shelled by militant forces, one the injured is in critical condition.

The Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters says the Russian proxies continue using heavy weapons, banned by the Minsk peace agreements.

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Namely, in the Mariupol sector, banned 152mm artillery systems were used to shell the town of Maryinka, resulting in damage to a local school building.

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