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18 attacks on Ukrainian Army in Donbas over 24 hours, one soldier killed
09:08, 24 September 2017
18 attacks on Ukrainian Army in Donbas over 24 hours, one soldier killed

While during the day militants were quiet, their attacks intensified by night

09:08, 24 September 2017

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The Russia-backed terrorists intensified the attacks on Ukrainian Army in the Donbas conflict zone by night, using mostly small arms and grenade launchers, the Ukrainian Army HQ informs.

In Donetsk sector, defenders of the Avdiivka industrial zone were attacked three times with grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The same arms were used near Butivka mine and Svitlovarsk, while in the almost 2-hour attack on Ukrainian soldiers near Kamianka, the separatists used an 82-mm mine. Ukrainian soldiers near Nevelske were also attacked.

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In Mariupol sector, the mercenaries used grenade launchers near Hnutove and Vodiane, while their heavy machine gun was firing near Shyrokyne.

In Luhansk sector, the militants opened fire three times near Krymske and used a heavy machine gun near Novotoshkivske.

Overall the Russia-backed terrorists violated the cease-fire 18 times. The Ukrainian Army opened return fire 10 times, when there was direct threat to the lives of the soldiers. One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action.

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