24 hours in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in combat

Source : 112 Ukraine

122 mm artillery shells hit Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region
09:12, 27 June 2018

Novosti Donbassa

On June 26, militants of illegal armed units in Donbas violated the ceasefire mode 30 times. In eleven cases, they used Minsk-banned weapons, including heavy mortars and artillery. This led to casualties among the Ukrainian military, as one fighter deceased and two more sustained combat injuries.

In Luhansk region, the epicenter of combat activity appeared to be in Krymske, where mercenaries fired mortars, RPGs, and small arms. An IFV fired on Ukrainian positions, too. 122 mm artillery shells hit Novotoshkivske. Skirmishes took place near Zaitsevo, Pivdenne, Troitske, Katerynivka, Mayorsk, and Orikhove.

In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire in Mariinka, Avdiivka, Novoselivka II and Pisky. In Mariupol sector, hostile combatants attacked Lebedynske, Vodyane, Hnutove, Pyshchevyk, Shyrokyne, and Starohnativka. Grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used in attacks on Mariinka, Novomykhailivka, Lebedynske, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.

The enemy also took casualties; three fighters deceased, another five were wounded.

As it was reported earlier, as of Monday, 113 Ukrainian hostages remain in the captivity of Russian mercenaries in Donbas. Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of the SBU, Ukraine's state security service said that during the joint briefing in Kyiv on June 25. 

Russian crimes related to violation of human rights were the topic of the briefing held in Kyiv on Monday afternoon. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and head of the State Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak talked about the respective crimes, which Russian government allowed against the POWs, political hostages and other illegally detained people.

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