One Ukrainian serviceman killed, three wounded in ATO zone over past 24 hours

One Ukrainian serviceman killed, three wounded in ATO zone over past 24 hoursOne Ukrainian soldier was killed and another three were wounded in Donbas over the past day, the Ukrainian Presidential Administration's spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Andriy Lysenko has said.

"One Ukrainian solider was killed and three were wounded in hostilities in the past 24 hours. That happened in a mortar attack on the Avdiyivka industrial zone," he told a press briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

The Luhansk sector has seen four enemy attacks, Lysenko said. In particular, militants shelled the villages of Zhovte and Solilnyky, the village of Novozvanivka came under enemy sniper fire twice.

The town of Avdiyivka remains the hottest spot in the Donetsk sector. Shortly after midnight, artillery systems deployed in the militant-held village of Spartak close to the ruined Donetsk airport opened fire on ATO forces.

"They had fired 240 rounds within one hour. In the second half of the day [on Sunday], the enemy used 82mm mortars, having fired about 30 bombs," Lysenko said.

Other sectors in eastern Ukraine also saw attacks. In particular, the villages of Zaitseve and Nevelske, and the town of Krasnohorivka came under fire.

All in all, there were 10 enemy attacks in the Donetsk sector alone in the past 24 hours, six of them were with the use of heavy weapons.

Read also: 31 attacks took place in Donbas over last 24 hours - ATO press center

The number of attacks in the Mariupol sector was the largest yesterday. Ukrainian troops were attacked 17 times, and the enemy used large-caliber weapons four times. In particular, the village of Shyrokyne, which is not far from the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port of Mariupol, was shelled with the use of mortars and artillery systems.

What is more, the enemy also used guns of infantry fighting vehicles, antitank guided weapons, anti-aircraft guns along with sniper fire.

In the past 24 hours, two enemy drone overflights were spotted - one was in the Mariupol and the other in the Donetsk sectors.
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