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ATO HQ report: militants use heavy weapons, 10 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

The Russian-terrorist forces intensified shelling in eastern Ukraine. They used heavy weapons including mortars and artillery
ATO HQ report: militants use heavy weapons, 10 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

On May 17, 10 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation in Donbas, 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 Luhansk sector, the enemy intensified attacks. Last night occupants 5 times broke the silence mode along the front line in Stanytsia Luhanska, Trokhizbenka, Novozvanivka. In particular, they fired on the Stanytsia Luhanska entrance/exit checkpoint.

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In the Donetsk sector, there were 8 enemy attacks yesterday, including 3 – with the use of mortars. The main “hotspots” of the area were in Zaitseve, Avdiyivka, Opytne. As always, the enemy intensified shelling in the afternoon.

In the Mariupol sector, fightings took place only at nighttime. Invaders carried out shelling along all the front line in the area – in Dokuchayevsk, Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. The enemy actively used heavy weapons. Occupants fired over 40 mortar shells and 70 artillery shells, including 152-mm caliber. In total, militants conducted 10 attacks, including 6 – with mortars and artillery, in the Mariupol sector yesterday.

It should be recalled that on Monday night, an enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dropped 6 bombs in the territory of a Ukrainian rear military unit in the Anti Terrorist Operation’s area.