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24 hours in Joint Forces Operation zone: militants use artillery and tanks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two Ukrainian soldiers were injured
18:40, 26 May 2018

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Two Ukrainian soldiers were injured, one – got a battle wound over the past 24 hours in Donbas, as Maksym Prauta, Defence Ministry Spokesperson on Joint Forces Operation issues, said at the briefing.

“As a result of battle actions, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured, one – got a battle wound. They were taken to the healthcare facilities,” the message says.

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The militants attacked Ukrainian positions in Luhansk sector from 120-mm mortar launchers near Zaitseve. Besides, the enemy was firing within two hours from 122-mm bombardment artillery and 120-mm mortar launchers near Novoluhanske. The terrorists were shooting at our positions near Svitlodarsk, Krymske and Luhanske.

According to the Defence Ministry Spokesperson, 27 attacks were recorded in Donetsk sector over the past 24 hours.

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“Our defence works were under the fire from 152-mm heavy tube artillery near Novotroitske and Stara Mykolaivka. In total, the enemy has launched 20 shells of this caliber at our sides. Enemy’s tanks attacked our positions ten times near Lebedynske and Nevelsk. The militants used 120-mm mortar launchers near Shyrokyne,” Prauta noted.

It was also mentioned, that the enemy was active near Vodyane, Hnutove, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Nevelsk, Novoselivka Druha, Pavlopil, Starohnativka and Shyrokyno.

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Reportedly, the militants attacked the Ukrainian positions 33 times over the past 24 hours. The Joint Forces Operation units opened fire 11 timed.

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