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ATO latest news: militants carried out 29 attacks on Ukrainian troops, one Ukrainian soldier killed

On April 24, the Russia-backed mercenaries used 152mm howitzers for shelling on strongholds of the Anti Terrorist Operation forces in eastern Ukraine
ATO latest news: militants carried out 29 attacks on Ukrainian troops, one Ukrainian soldier killed

In the Luhansk sector militants three times violated the truce in Stanytsia Luhanska in the evening. In particular, occupiers fired on the closed entry/exit checkpoint again, said the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the Ukraine’s National Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.

In the Donetsk sector, after midnight invaders committed a gross violation of the Minsk agreements. The enemy opened fire from 152mm Msta-B howitzers and released about 50 artillery shells. The fire was conducted from a distance of about 20 km. As a result of shelling a building of an Orthodox church was damaged (windows broken) in the village of Pravdivka, Donetsk region. According to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence, invaders adjusted fire with the newest Russian radar reconnaissance complex “Zoopark-1″.

In addition, the enemy made a series of mortar attacks in Avdiyivka and Zaytseve, using armored vehicles (BMPs) near the village of Luhanske. During the past day there were 9 enemy attacks in the Donetsk sector.

In the Mariupol sector, during the past day (mostly at night) militants made 17 attacks on positions of the Ukrainian army and settlements on all fronts. Most of them took place in Mar’inka and Shyrokyne. Due to the intense shelling, Mar’inka and surrounding villages have problems with power supply. The repair of the gas pipeline was suspended too.

For the past day 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action in the Donetsk sector. In particular, one soldier was wounded during the attack of the enemy UAVs, which dropped incendiary substance. The incident occurred in the rear of Ukrainian positions in the village of Kostiantynivka. 2 soldiers were injured due to militant mortar attack near Avdiyivka.

Colonel Lysenko also said that the day before yesterday, April 23, one Ukrainian soldier was killed in action. He was heavy injured on the front line near Luhanske and died a few hours later in Bakhmut.

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