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Ukraine Live Day 501
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The Interpreter
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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Four Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded Over Last 24 Hours
7 years
Several Explosives-Related Incidents In The Kiev Region, Kharkiv And Mariupol
Ukraine Says Russia Continuing To Build Forces Both Along Border And Inside Occupied Territory

Leviy Bereg reports that Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Presidential Administration on the military operation in the south-east, has told reporters at a briefing today that four Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded over the last 24 hours.

Lysenko did not specify where the casualties had occurred.

In addition, Lysenko announced that 12 enemy drone flights had been detected over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. 

On the border between Russian-occupied Crimea and the mainland of Ukraine, two drones and a Russian Mi-8 helicopter were detected flying along the boundary line.

While the ATO Press Centre usually issues daily reports of military activity for the period from 18:00 to midnight the previous night, today's report only covers the period from midnight to 6:00 today.

The Press Centre claimed that only three attacks had been recorded in this period.

In Rassadky, south-east of Artyomovsk, Ukrainian troops came under small arms fire. 

In the Lugansk region, Russian-backed forces reportedly shelled the outskirts of Tryokhizbenka with 152 mm artillery at around 1 am.

The National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) meanwhile reports attacks in other areas last night:

The governor of the Lugansk region, Hennadiy Moskal, reported in more detail on the attacks in his region.

According to Moskal, under cover of dark, Russian-backed forces attacked Stantisa Luganskaya with mortars, grenade launchers and automatic weapons.

Gas pipes on six streets were ruptured, leaving part of the town without supplies. One shell struck a house on Lomonosov street, setting the roof on fire. There are no reports so far of any casualties.

The Ukrainian State Border Agency (DPSU) reported today that one of their detachments in Stanitsa Luganskaya had been shelled with mortars yesterday. There were no casualties.

Moskal reported that skirmishes, with both grenade launchers and automatic weapons used, had taken place near the 29th checkpoint on the Bakhmutka highway, as well as near Tryokhizbenka, which was shelled with self-propelled 152 mm artillery.

In Mariupol residents in several areas of the city heard powerful artillery blasts yesterday evening, 0629.com.ua reports.

The first round of salvoes began at around 20:39 and carried on for about 30 minutes. The shelling resumed at 21:17.

OSCE representatives said they had not been present at the scene of any explosions.

Yaroslav Chepurnoy, a Ukrainian military spokesman, claimed that intelligence reports indicated that Russian-backed forces had fired from the village of Oktyabr towards the separatist-held villages of Dzerzhynskoye and Leninskoye. Chepurnoy claimed this was intended as a provocation. He added that the shelling was conducted with 120 and 152 mm artillery.

The press officer noted that no Ukrainian positions had come under fire at this time. 

To the north of Mariupol, on the highway to Donetsk, the DPSU reported that Russian-backed forces had attacked a checkpoint near Beryozovoye with small arms. Ukrainian soldiers returned fire and repelled the attack.

-- Pierre Vaux