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5 Ukrainian military killed, 6 - injured after enemy attack near Svitlodarsk
21:03, 18 December 2016
5 Ukrainian military killed, 6 - injured after enemy attack near Svitlodarsk

Militants' losses amounted to 20 killed and 30 wounded, - Intelligence

21:03, 18 December 2016

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Five Ukrainian military were killed and six - were injured in the ATO zone in Svitlodarsk arc area today. It is reported by the press center of ATO headquarters on Facebook.

It is reported that the pro-Russian militants tried to push the ATO forces out from their positions in Svitlodarsk arc area.

"Since 5:50 in the area of Svitlodarsk arc, after a long fire with the use of heavy artillery and mortars, Russian-occupation mercenaries tried to atack our units on their positions. To do this, the enemy attempted to commit considerable workaround of our strong points. However, their intentions were unmasked in time, the battle began, during which the occupants' intentions were thwarted. During the two-hour battle our units have defeated rebels. According to intelligence reports, enemy losses were amounted to 20 killed and 30 wounded, " said in a statement.

At the same time, 5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 6 were wounded: 4 soldiers were slightly injured and 2 - of moderate severity.

Earlier at the traditional briefing Speaker of Defense Ministry Olexandr Motuzyanik said about the absence of the dead and wounded in the ATO zone over the day.

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