7 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions reported over day, 2 soldiers wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers opened return fire to a bigger half of the attacks
23:56, 18 September 2017

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The situation in the Donbas conflict zone remains tense today, according to the Ukrainian Army HQ.

Russia-backed militants continued attacking Ukrainian Army positions in Donetsk and Mariupol sectors.

In Donetsk sector, the adversary opened fire from grenade launchers near Vodiane twice. Ukrainian soldiers were also attacked with heavy machine guns near Novomykhailivka and in Avdiivka industrial zone.

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In Mariupol sector, at around 12 pm, the militants opened fire from a grenade launcher, a heavy machine gun and small arms near Verkhnotoretske. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in this attack.

The HQ noted that the Ukrainian soldiers opened return fire to a bigger half of the attacks, as they have a right to use arms, if a direct threat to their lives exists.

As it was reported earlier, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in Donbas on September 17

Related: Ukraine insists on withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbas, - Klimkin

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