Ukraine Under Attack: Ukraine's military casualties rise as Russian proxies double number of attacks
Politics13:32 Nov. 2, 2016

Ukraine's military casualties rise as Russian proxies double number of attacks

Two more soldiers were killed and 5 wounded just in the past day

Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and five wounded in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine, Defense Ministry's spokesman Andriy Lysenko reported at a daily briefing in Kyiv.

He added that combined Russian-separatist forces suffered casualties as well – three militants were killed and three more wounded. It happened in the Avdiivka industrial zones and in Mariupol sector – the two hottest points of the war in Donbas.

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Last month the militant forces doubled the number of their attacks on positions on Ukrainian government forces compared to September.

"In total, in October ATO forces withstood 1322 attacks," Lysenko said.

Commenting on the situation in the conflict zone over the last day, Lysenko said that in Donetsk area more than 80% of the attacks were recorded in Avdiivka industrial zone, including 5 incidents of heavy weapons shelling. In Mariupol direction, militants began "to expand the geography of fire" mounting 27 attacks.

Flights of enemy drones were also observed in Donetsk and Mariupol directions.

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