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18 Ukrainian military servicemen deceased in Donbas in August, - Poroshenko

The Ukrainian leader said this during his meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Soreide
15:43, 6 September 2018

112 Agency

18 servicemen of the Ukrainian military lost their lives in combat in Donbas over the past month. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said this during his meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Soreide; it took place in Kyiv on Thursday.

'In August 18 of my warriors perished. I spoke to a lot of wounded, whom I had the chance to visit at hospitals. Your (Norway's - 112 International) help in rehabilitation and medical support of our warriors is very valuable and symbolic for us', Poroshenko said.

Soreide came to Ukraine with a working visit, which included the visit to the combat area in Donbas.

Earlier, on September 5, he Joint Forces Operation headquarters reported that Russian militants increased the number of attacks in the combat area. One Ukrainian soldier died, three more were injured.

Russian occupation troops conducted the adjusted fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.

Related: FSB arrives in Donetsk to investigate murder of Zakharchenko

The enemy shot at the positions near Syze, Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Zolote, Shumy, Movhorodske, Opytne, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.

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