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24 hours in Donbas: One Ukrainian serviceman killed, one wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

120 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions in Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region
08:05, 28 February 2020

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On February 27, Russian mercenaries landed five attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. They used Minsk-banned weapons, specifically 120 mm mortars, Ukraine's Defense Ministry reports.

According to the Ukrainian authority, one Ukrainian serviceman lost his life in combat. Another one was wounded.

In Donetsk region, the enemy delivered two attacks. In Novomykhailivka, the mercenaries fired grenade launchers and small arms. In Krasnohorivka, they delivered six shots from the mounted anti-tank grenade launcher.

In Luhansk region, the militants opened fire in three locations. 120 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions in Novotoshkivske; heavy machine guns and small arms were used, too. More volleys from 120 mm mortars were observed in Orikhove.

Related: One Ukrainian military killed in Donbas

On February 26, Russian mercenaries fired at the positions of the Ukrainian military four times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports this information. Specifically, the militants violated the truce in the Donetsk direction twice. They used 120 mm mortars and easel anti-tank grenade launchers to target Ukrainian positions near Maryinka; hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, small arms, and easel anti-tank grenade launchers near Pavlopil.

Related: The price of peace in the Donbas

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