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Ukraine Live Day 487
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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Ukraine Reports 55 Attacks Overnight, 90 Over 24 Hours
7 years
Azov Report One Soldier Wounded And Several Attacks In Shirokino

The Ukrainian military's ATO Press Centre claimed this morning that Russian-backed forces had attacked Ukrainian positions 55 times last night and 90 times over the last 24 hours.

According to the report, the Marinka suburb of Donetsk, which has been repeatedly assaulted this month, saw the most activity, with Russian-backed forces using 120 mm mortars, Grad MLRS, BMP-2s, grenade launchers and small arms in at least 10 attacks.

The report says that Russian-backed assault teams twice attempted to push the Ukrainian forces back from their positions during the night but suffered losses and were forced to retreat.

Moving clockwise around Donetsk from Marinka, Krasnogorovka, Peski and Opytnoye were all shelled with 82 mm mortars.

Russian-backed forces reportedly fired 152 mm howitzers at Shirokaya Balka, west of Gorlovka, and Shirokino, where they also used 120 mm mortars.

North of Shirokino, the village of Chermalyk was shelled with the same weapons.

In the Lugansk region, Ukrainian positions near Zolotoye and east of Krymskoye were attacked.

The military also claimed that Russian-backed forces had used Grad MLRS, but the report does not state where.

Ukrainska Pravda reports that Andiry Lysenko, a military spokesman for the Presidential Administration, told reporters today that only one Ukrainian soldier had been wounded over the last 24 hours and that there were no fatalities.

Lysenko said that the soldier was wounded near Avdeyevka, north of Donetsk.

The office of the separatist-backed 'mayor' of Donetsk, Igor Martynov, claimed that the Kievsky and Petrovsky districts of the separatist-held city had been heavily shelled by Ukrainian forces last night.

According to the report, shells struck 17 residential buildings and the administrative building of the Putilovsky market, south-east of Donetsk Airport.

One woman was reported to have been killed by the shelling.

Translation: Donetsk, Petrovsky district, Zhilploshchadka, Youth Residential Complex, aftermath of shelling last night.

-- Pierre Vaux