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5-hour fight in Donbas: five soldiers died, another seven wounded

In the result of the militants' attack four Ukrainian soldiers died, another one died due to the mass assaults
16:15, 23 August 2018

Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Four Ukrainian soldiers died in the result of the five-hour fight in Donbas, another seven were wounded. One more soldier died in the result of the shelling. Dmytro Hutsuliak, the spokesperson of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine claimed this as 112.ua reported.

"About 6:00 a.m. an enemy approached the forward position of one of the mechanized brigades near Krymske under the cover of the artillery and mortar fire and attempted to seize the observation posts along the Bakhmut highway. The command of the brigade used the reserves to respond the attack and fire defeat was inflicted. As a result, the attack of the enemy was repulsed. The casualties of the enemy are specified,"  Hutsuliak reported.

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Moreover, one more military man died as the result of the shelling performed by the illegal armed formations. The militants carried the targeted fire from the grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the area of Severne, Starognativka, Vodyane, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Pesok and Krasnogorivka.

Totally, 12 attacks of the pro-Russian militants were spotted.

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As we reported the militants shelled the units position of the Joint Forces five times since the beginning of the day on August 22, no casualties reported. The enemy was opening aimed fire from attached, automatic and hand grenade launcher, heavy machine guns, and small arms.  

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