On Thursday, August 9, illegal armed formations of Russian militants opened fire on Ukrainian forces' positions 45 times. They used heavy weaponry three times. One Ukrainian serviceman deceased and another three sustained wounds in the action.
The enemy used RPGs, heavy machineguns and small arms, attacking Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Mayorsk, Zaitsevo, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka, Starohnativka, Novomykhailivka, Bohdanivka, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopol, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.
82 mm mines hit Novoluhanske, Hnutove and Lebedynske. An enemy sniper squad opened fire near Mariinka.
Earlier, OSCE SMM in Ukraine reiterated that since the beginning of the year, 31 civilians perished and another 137 were wounded in Donbas because of the combat action and ammunitions detonation. Alexander Hug, the first deputy head of the OSCE SMM said this as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
'The total number of victims among civilian population makes 168 victims', he said.
According to him, 17 died and 42 were wounded because of the detonation of mines and ammunition.