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Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded, one injured in Donbas conflict zone
23:54, 11 August 2017
Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded, one injured in Donbas conflict zone

The conflict escalated near Avdiivka

23:54, 11 August 2017

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As of 6 pm, four Ukrainian soldiers wounded, one injured in the Donbas conflict zone, as the Ukrainian Army HQ reported on Facebook.

The conflict escalated near Avdiivka, where three soldiers were wounded, and one injured.

“In the Donbas conflict zone, the situation near Avdiivka has escalated again. Since midnight, the Russian-backed militants shelled our positions there three times, each time for almost an hour, with mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns. The Ukrainian Army opened return fire, making the militants conform to the cease-fire. Regretfully, in these confrontations, three of our soldiers were wounded, and another one was injured,” the HQ informed.

Related: OSCE SMM fixes camera on Donetsk filtration station

The Ukrainian Army believe that the Avdiivka escalation was a militant attempt to show the SMM OSCE that the situation is tense.

The militants also opened fire in Luhansk sector, using grenade launchers near Novoaleskandrovka, and during the attack on Ukrainian stronghold in Krymske, another Ukrainian soldier was wounded.

Related: Russian troops use RPG-27 grenade launcher in Donbas

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