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One Ukrainian soldier killed, two injured in Donbas
08:06, 8 August 2017
One Ukrainian soldier killed, two injured in Donbas

Two servicemen were injured in the evening, as a result of a grenade launcher attack on the Ukrainian positions in Talakivka

08:06, 8 August 2017

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 18 times in Donbas over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another two were injured in Anti-Terrorist Operation area in Donbas. This was reported by Ukrainian Army HQ in Facebook.

“Hostilities continued for the whole night in Avdiivka and Butivka mine areas in Donetsk sector. Illegal armed groups used 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian military responded to enemy’s attacks,” the message says.

In the Luhansk direction, the militants used forbidden 82-mm mortars near the Krymske and Tryokhzibenka. And at about 22:00 they shelled 120 mm 6 mines on ATO positions in the area of Novotoshkivske.

Related: Ukrainian soldier in Donbas wounded: grenade stuck in his leg

In Mariupol area illegal armed forces attacked from mortars and grenade launchers Ukrainian positions near Novomykhailivka, Chermalyk and Vodyane. In addition, two military men were injured in the evening, as a result of a grenade launcher attack in Talakivka area.

“In the evening and at night, ATO forces responded with heavy fire to most of the enemy attacks. Often our reaction was quite aggressive and had fatal consequences for the enemy,” the HQ reported.

As it was reported earlier the situation in Donbas conflict zone stabilized a little, but one Ukrainian soldier was killed on Monday. Ukrainian army believes the militants attack less frequently because of the hot weather and the possibility of fire, which they would be accused of.

Related: Russia lifts restriction in 90 days for stay of occupied Donbas citizens

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