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Three casualties among Ukrainian fighters in Donbas
09:47, 14 October 2015
Three casualties among Ukrainian fighters in Donbas

Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian positions in Donetsk region

09:47, 14 October 2015

Reuters

As a result of shelling of "Butivka" mine, Donetsk region, commander of the unit was killed, and another two got major injuries. 

October 13, “Russian-backed militants attacked our positions near "Butivka" mine with rocket-propelled grenades. One of the commanders of volunteer units died and two fighters were seriously injured,” said Mykola Kokhanivskyi, commander of battalion OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists). “Therefore, all the talk about the Minsk agreement, they are not worth mentioning,” he added.

Kokhanivskyi said that the military prosecutor's office and Security Service punish government troops for counterintelligence return fire. And when the soldiers do not fire back, they face losses.

Recalling, September 29, Trilateral contact group in Minsk signed the agreement on withdrawal of small-caliber weapons from the contact line with Russia-backed militants in Donbas. Later, ATO spokesperson Andriy Lysenko announced the arms removal to start in Luhansk region. October 5, a 41-day operation of weapons removal has been launched. Tanks T-64 and T-72, anti-tank gun D-48 and D-44, 85 mm mortars and 2B-82 of 9-millimeter caliber are to be pulled back from the contact line of the eastern Ukraine. The arms withdrawal will be launched in turn: first the sector "A" (Luhansk region), and then the other sectors (from east to west). 14 days are given for the removal of certain armament and armored vehicles from sector "A".

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